Anyone who has been following the Golden State Killer case, or watching I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, will be shocked to read a newly released letter to the court, written by Joseph DeAngelo’s oldest daughter. In the letter, she describes him as a loving and attentive father and grandfather. It’s a bit of a disturbing read, as his daughter neglects to even refer to the lives lost and negatively impacted by the confessed GSK’s cruel acts. Throughout the entire letter she recounts all the positive gestures her father has made in hers and her daughter’s lives, which of course doesn’t negate the horrific effect this serial killer has had on the lives of his over 50 victims and their families.
“My father is Joseph James DeAngelo. I am his oldest daughter. I lived with him almost my entire life of 38 years, and my daughter lived with him almost her entire life of 19 years. My father, the person that I knew, and know today…”
Judgment Day for confessed Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist Joseph James DeAngelo begins Tuesday, Aug. 18, with an unusual, weeklong court hearing in which his victims and their families are expected to deliver a series of emotional declarations about how his brutal, 13-year crime spree has upended their lives.
True crime books and podcasts have always given audiences a glimpse into the most depraved aspects of human society, but perhaps no other true crime writer has gone as deeply into her subject matter as Michelle McNamara. The author of 2018 thriller I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer — now an HBO documentary of the same name — McNamara was obsessive in her quest to find the so-called Golden State Killer, a man who terrorized Northern California for the better part of two decades.
A new documentary series coming to HBO June 28 details the case surrounding the Golden State Killer, so you may expect it to be a typical true crime tale. The genre has enraptured millions of women, with stories of victims’ final moments and the monsters that took their lives. But just five minutes into the first episode of I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, it’s clear something is different about this one. The difference according to the series’ director, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), has everything to do with the film’s actual subject, crime writer Michelle McNamara, whose citizen sleuthing famously helped bring down the Golden State Killer and gave him his name.
Author Michelle McNamara’s efforts to find the elusive Golden State Killer will soon come to HBO in the form of a six-part docuseries.
His defense is currently being handled only by the Sacramento County Public Defender’s Office, which says it is overwhelmed by the voluminous evidence in the case
Through genetic genealogy, a 23-year-long disappearance and murder were both explained
New court filings claim Joseph James DeAngelo will cooperate if prosecutors agree not to seek the death penalty
Prosecutors in Sacramento are continuing to investigate Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist suspect Joseph James DeAngelo for a series of rapes in seven California counties and are seeking five fresh DNA samples from him as part of their efforts to convict him in their ongoing case, according to new court filings.
The lawyers defending Golden State Killer suspect Joseph DeAngelo are fighting prosecutors’ attempts to obtain more DNA samples from their client.
There are new clues into the criminal mind of alleged Golden State Killer Joseph DeAngelo.