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Ex-Officer Arrested In Serial Killer Case

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California police have arrested a former police officer for a notorious spree of murders, rapes and burglaries in the 1970s and 80s.

Sacramento police say they arrested suspect Joseph James DeAngelo, 72.

The suspect has been living in the Sacramento area and was identified after new efforts to solve the case, investigators say.

Police blame the so-called Golden State Killer for 12 murders, 51 rapes and more than 120 burglaries.

Mr DeAngelo is being held on suspicion of four counts of murder – the 1978 deaths of Brian and Katie Maggiore in Sacramento and the 1980 killings of Charlene and Lyman Smith in Ventura County.

Prosecutors say additional charges are likely to follow.

Source: BBC

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