Golden State Killer victims continue with impact statements in Sacramento


FRESNO, Calif .– More victims spoke to Golden State killer Joseph DeAngelo in a Sacramento County courtroom on Thursday. DeAngelo was a former Exeter police officer and was also known as ” Visalia Ransacker ”,“ East Area Rapist ”and“ Original Night Stalker ”.The daughter of Claude Snelling, the man shot dead by DeAngelo in Visalia in 1975, is expected to make her impact statement on Thursday. Impact statements began on Tuesday in the case against DeAngelo. Last month, he pleaded guilty last month to 13 murders and dozens of other crimes across California.

Some of his victims were from Orange County.

DeAngelo will be officially sentenced Friday at the Sacramento State University ballroom. He will be sent to prison for the rest of his life without the possibility of parole.

DeAngelo was taken to court for the third and final day of victim impact statements, wearing a mask. Family members of some of the victims said he was given a sweatshirt to wear in court over his orange prison overalls because he was cold – contrasting that kindness with the cruelty of his actions.

“If I had my way, he would have shivered, blindfolded, naked and exposed every moment,” said Debbi McMullan, the daughter of a victim.

Ken Smith, the brother of another victim, said: “After being sentenced, you will be no one. You are no longer worth my family’s time. “

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