By: The Associated Press, policeone.com
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California prosecutors announced Wednesday they will seek the death penalty if they convict the man suspected of being the notorious “Golden State Killer” who eluded capture for decades.
The move comes less than a month after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a moratorium on executing any of the 737 inmates on the nation’s largest death row. Newsom’s reprieve lasts only so long as he is governor and does not prevent prosecutors from seeking nor judges and juries from imposing death sentences.
Prosecutors from four counties briefly announced their decision during a short court hearing for Joseph DeAngelo. He was arrested a year ago based on DNA evidence linking him to at least 13 murders and more than 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and ’80s.
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