Golden State Killer pleads guilty to decades-old slayings, rapes

David Matthews, Nelson Oliveira

A former police officer known as the Golden State Killer pleaded guilty Monday to multiple murder and kidnapping charges and admitted to dozens of rapes in connection to a brutal crime spree that terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s. The admission came after 74-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid the death penalty.