“But we have met our victims. We knew the age of the case. We knew how long it took to resolve it. And we knew it was the right thing to do – so you could all be here today while you are alive, ”he told victims and families.
Lawyers for DeAngelo tried to paint a picture of the former policeman, who has three daughters and grandchildren, as the father, and said they hope that by confessing to his crimes he “brought some peace to their survivors and loved ones ”.
Judge Michael Bowman said he was passing the “absolute maximum sentence the court can impose under the law.”
“The survivors spoke clearly – the defendant deserves no mercy,” the judge said, to thunderous applause in the courtroom.