Prosecutors Decide Suspected East Area Rapist Will Be Tried in Sacramento
SANTA ANA -- A former police officer accused of being the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer will be tried in Sacramento County on more than a dozen murders committed up and down the state that terrorized residents during the 1970s and '80s. The State of California v. Joseph James DeAngelo will now play out in a courtroom in the Golden State’s capital. District attorneys from the six counties where the crimes allegedly happened announced an amended complaint was filed Tuesday morning in Sacramento.