East Area Rapist Victims Face DeAngelo in Court for the First Time
SACRAMENTO -- It was a day victims of the East Area Rapist have waited more than 40 years for. Media clogged the hallway just outside of the courtroom, where East Area Rapist suspect Joseph DeAngelo made another court appearance. The defense filed a motion to bar media from covering Thursday's court proceedings. But the judge overruled that request, saying he believes the "public does have the right to know," and that DeAngelo "won't be prejudiced by the proceedings."