'Golden State Killer' suspect faces 4 more counts of murder

Suspected Golden State Killer Joseph James De Angelo Jr.

Suspected Golden State Killer Joseph James De Angelo Jr.

Joseph DeAngelo, 72, is accused of at least a dozen murders and more than 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and '80s. District attorneys from Sacramento, Orange, and Ventura counties-where the other murder charges were brought-will meet with the Santa Barbara County DA Friday to discuss trial strategy. DeAngelo faces similar charges in that case.

DeAngelo also allegedly killed Domingo and her long-time on-and-off boyfriend, Sanchez, on July 27, 1981, after breaking into Domingo's home.

Each of the four counts carries multiple allegations and each count carries the potential for a sentence of life without possibility of parole or the death sentence, she said.

Decades after the killings terrified communities throughout California, authorities tracked down the suspect by comparing genetic profiles from genealogy websites to crime scene DNA, according to investigators.

Robert Offerman, Debra Manning, Gregory Sanchez and Cheri Domingo are the victims named in the new counts.

DeAngelo was arrested last month and remains in Sacramento County Jail.

Prior to DeAngelo being named as the suspected Golden State Killer, the Orange County District Attorney's Office had created a team led by former Senior Deputy District Attorney Debora Lloyd to investigate the then-cold case.

"[We were] always in search of truth and justice", Dudley said. He was a police officer in the California towns of Exeter and Auburn during the 70s.

In Santa Barbara County, the mysterious killer was known as the Original Night Stalker.

DeAngelo's attorney Diane Howard said Thursday she was aware of the additional charges and added that they had been expected.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

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