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    DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest of ‘Golden State Killer’ Suspect

    Sacramento’s sheriff said a combination of “emerging technology and dogged determination” helped police identify 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former cop they believe committed a string of murders, rapes and burglaries during the 1970s and ’80s that were attributed to the Golden State Killer. DeAngelo, charged with eight counts of murder thanks to DNA evidence, was fired from the Auburn Police Department for shoplifting in 1979 — several years into his alleged decade-long spree that’s believed to have included 12 killings and 50 rapes.

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