Judge To Unseal Some Warrants In East Area Rapist Case

The judge overseeing the trial of the alleged Golden State Killer is unsealing some of the details related to the case. Multiple reports say Judge Michael Sweet in unsealing arrest warrant details related to the murders and how investigators tracked down Joseph James DeAngelo. 

However, the judge is keeping a lid on search warrant information related to items seized from his home, the victim's names and some of the sexual assaults. 

Much of what's in the warrant narratives are things well-known about the East Area Rapist and Golden State Killer crimes, like stalking potential victims and phone calls meant to terrorize.

Among what's new from the documents now released: that the first sample of DeAngelo's DNA was taken from the door handle of his car while parked outside the Roseville Hobby Lobby.

It also lists items taken from victims' homes, mostly jewelry and wedding rings, along with cash and, in one case, a doctor's bag with a needle and prescription drugs.

DeAngelo's next court date is July 12th.

DeAngelo is accused of 12 murders dating back to the 1970s and 80s, including two in Sacramento County.

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