Suspected Golden State Killer Loses Bid to Halt DNA Collection
SACRAMENTO, Cali. -- The former California police officer believed to be the Golden State Killer on Thursday lost his bid to block prosecutors' efforts to collect more of his DNA in their investigation of 12 murders and more than 50 rapes in the 1970s and 1980s. A public defender for Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, had asked a Sacramento court to stop prosecutors from taking more fingerprints, DNA evidence and photos of the defendant's body because their search warrant was obtained before his arrest and arraignment last week. The defense said prosecutors effectively were asking their client to incriminate himself.