In the end, DeAngelo’s DNA was found on items recovered from several crime scenes and he was arrested.
On June 29, 2020, DeAngelo admitted to committing 13 murders and multiple counts of kidnapping.
He also admitted to numerous other rapes, burglaries and other crimes, according to a BBC report.
However, due to California’s statute of limitations on pre-2017 rape cases, he could not be charged with the 1970s rapes.
The Golden State Killer made the confession in a plea deal with US prosecutors to avoid the death penalty.
DeAngelo is believed to have committed approximately 13 murders, more than 50 rapes and at least 100 burglaries in California between 1974 and 1986.
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