Until Thursday, however, he was not charged in Santa Barbara County, where authorities believe he killed Robert Offerman and Alexandria Manning in December 1979 and Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez in July 1981, Dudley said. Each of the four new cases of first degree murder with special circumstances includes a possible death sentence or a life sentence without parole.
Dudley said that all 12 charges had been coordinated with their colleagues in the other districts called "unprecedented". She offered no further details.
From Sacramento south to the suburbs of Los Angeles, the masked gunman raped women who were alone at home and women who were with their children and he killed women and men, police said.
Investigators have stated that they have saved DeAngelo after finding dozens of pedigrees on genealogical sites for potential DNA and profile matches have searched. Critics of the investigative approach claim that this could compromise privacy.
Paul Holes, a retired public prosecutor at Contra Costa County, who was closely involved with the case, said last month that detractors believed DeAngelo, if he was. 11 / e / 2 / 99-2.php The killer was driven by the separation of his engagement with a woman in the 1960s.
Holes – who had retired less than a month before the arrest of DeAngelo – said the investigators found a newspaper article when they examined him in the 1960s about DeAngelo's engagement to a woman he did not marry