In June 2020, Joseph DeAngelo Jr., aka the Golden State Killer, pleaded guilty to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges that took place in California between 1975 and 1986.
Because of his plea deal, the killer has been spared the death penalty — and it’ll be up to prison officials to choose the prison in which he’ll live out the rest of his days.
With death row off the table, victims of the 74-year-old former police officer want him to receive the harshest punishment possible.
During DeAngelo’s sentencing hearing, survivors and their families began urging officials to put him in the toughest prison in California “where he can live in fear as his victims did.”
Many of them do not want him to live in an isolation unit. And they do not want him to be treated more like an elderly nursing patient than a cold-blooded inmate.
In the chilling clip below, DeAngelo gets wheeled into the courtroom wearing a protective face mask — and he stares ahead at the survivors with a cold, blank gaze.
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