Santa Barbara County DA announces charges against Golden State Killer suspect


Dudley said she will be meeting with the district attorneys from those counties to discuss the prosecution timeline moving forward.

He has been charged with four killings in Orange County, two in Ventura County and two in Sacramento County. "Each of the four counts carry the potential for life without the possibility of parole or the death sentence".

Sheriff's officials have said DeAngelo was believed to be in Santa Barbara County between the years of 1978 and 1986 and may have spent time anywhere between Santa Maria and Carpinteria.

Californians lived in fear that the Golden State Killer-also called the Cordova Cat Burglar, the Visalia Ransacker, the East Area Rapist, and the Original Night Stalker-was still out there all these years later. He was a police officer in the California towns of Exeter and Auburn during the 70s.

Investigators suspect DeAngelo committed at least a dozen murders and more than 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and '80s.

72, is alleged to have killed Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez on October 27, 1981, and Drs.

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"We never stopped hoping or believing that an arrest would be made", Dudley said.

The latest charges in Santa Barbara County are in the deaths of Cheri Domingo and Greg Sanchez (Oct. 27, 1981) and Drs.

DeAngelo was arrested last month and remains in Sacramento County Jail.

The Golden State Killer wore a mask and raped women who were home alone and women who were with their children, police said.

Investigators finally cracked the Sacramento case, which has long haunted victims' families and law enforcement, by comparing crime scene DNA to genetic information on commercial genealogy websites that consumers use to explore their ancestry.