Santa Barbara District Attorney Files Murder Charges Against Golden State Killer

Prosecutors say DeAngelo, a former police officer, was one of California's most elusive serial killers.

DeAngelo already faces charges in Sacramento, Orange and Ventura counties, where he allegedly terrorized victims for years.

Each of the four new first-degree murder charges carries a possible sentence of death or life in prison without parole.

Authorities believe the Golden State Killer was responsible for killing a dozen people and for at least 50 rapes in California during the mid-1970s and 1980s.

Dudley said she plans to meet with district attorneys from all the counties Friday at her office to discuss where and when his trial will take place. The charges also special circumstances of murder during the commission of rape and burglary, as well as the use of a firearm.

DeAngelo's attorney, Diane Howard, did not immediately respond for comment.

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After DeAngelo's arrest, authorities revealed they'd zeroed in on him by comparing suspect DNA recovered from crime scenes to genetic profiles stored on genealogy websites.

DeAngelo, who has two adult children, was arrested on April 24 at his home in a Sacramento suburb.

DeAngelo is scheduled to appear in a Sacramento County courtroom next week. He has not yet entered a plea.

Investigators said the Golden State Killer found Offerman and Manning in bed before tying them both up and shooting them. The process produced a promising lead a week ago, when the DNA of a relative pointed to DeAngelo based on his age and the fact that he lived near where the attacks occurred.

The case received renewed media attention earlier this year with the publication of the book I'll Be Gone in the Dark, by the late Michelle McNamara.

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