Golden State Killer suspect fights DNA collection effort

  • Golden State Killer suspect fights DNA collection effort

Golden State Killer suspect fights DNA collection effort

Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet sided with prosecutors, saying courts have repeatedly allowed the collection of such evidence because it's not a form of testimony.

Joseph DeAngelo is scheduled to appear in a Sacramento courtroom with his public defender, Diane Howard. The proceedings took place because the defense team has filed a motion to suppress evidence obtained by a search warrants executed in this case.

The former policeman was arrested last week at his Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights and identified as the suspect in at least a dozen murders and more than 50 rapes between 1976 and 1986.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help in establishing a timeline for the ongoing investigation into the murders of 35-year-old Cheri Domingo, 27-year-old Gregory Sanchez, 35-year-old Dr. Debra Alexandria Manning, and 44-year-old Dr. Robert Offerman, as well as a double attempted homicide.

But Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said the original warrant should be honored. Prosecutors said they used DNA and a genealogical website to identify DeAngelo.

Numerous news organizations have filed a motion to unseal the full search and arrest warrants for DeAngelo, which could provide additional details about the DNA techniques prosecutors used to identify him. Nearly a month later on April 24, authorities in Sacramento arrested former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo after identifying him through DNA evidence acquired through a GEDmatch profile.

Now, with Joseph James DeAngelo suspected of being said serial killer, many monikers are being thrown around.

So-called because he committed his first known crimes in the eastern part of Sacramento County.