‘GOLDEN STATE KILLER’ ADMITS TO RAPES, MURDERS
SACRAMENTO, US: A former police officer who terrorised California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty on Monday to murders attributed to the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo Jr had remained almost silent in court since his 2018 arrest until he repeatedly uttered the words “guilty” and “I admit” in a hushed and raspy voice as part of a plea agreement that will spare him the death penalty for a life sentence with no chance of parole. DeAngelo, 74, did not cooperate with authorities. But he muttered a confession of sorts after his arrest that cryptically referred to an alter ego named “Jerry” that he said had forced him to commit the wave of crimes that ended in 1986.