Golden State Killer suspect charged with four more counts of murder


No decision is expected Friday, but Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has said the case could be moved to Southern California, where the bulk of the murders occurred, as long as all counties' prosecutors can participate jointly.

He is facing charged for two killings 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". A court date has not been determined for DeAngelo to appear in a Santa Barbara court room.

On Dec. 30, 1979, the Golden State Killer- also known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker - allegedly broke into Offerman's condominium in Goleta, a city just south of Santa Barbara, and allegedly shot him and his girlfriend, Debra Alexandria Manning.

Debra Alexandria Manning and Robert Offerman were murdered around December 30, 1979, according to the charges filed by Santa Barbara DA Joyce Dudley.

"Violent cold cases never grow cold for victims or their loved ones", Dudley said.

Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, is thought to be the killer who terrorized California during the 1970s and the 1980s.

DeAngelo has now been charged with all the murders that investigators believe were committed by the Golden State Killer.

In a stunning development nearly 40 years after the case went cold, DeAngelo was taken into custody on April 24 when prosecutors used advanced forensic DNA technology and genealogical information posted to a public website by a distant relative to identify him.

DeAngelo, a former police officer, was arrested April 24 in the Citrus Heights area of Northern California.

No charges have been filed in Santa Barbara County, however.