The East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer wreaked havoc on his victims, their families and the entire Sacramento community.  Everyone who lived through the terror of his crime spree in California was affected.  Everyone has their own story.

Joseph DeAngelo–the man now convicted of these horrific crimes–is the East Area Rapist.  He is the Golden State Killer.  Beginning August 18, 2020 and ending August 21, 2020, DeAngelo will hear from his victims and their families.  He will then be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

In anticipation of this sentencing, Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert wants to hear from those in the Sacramento community who lived through the terror of the East Area Rapist in the mid-1970’s.  How old were you at the time and in what general area of the county did you live?  How did his crimes impact you and your family?  How did you feel the day you heard DeAngelo was arrested?  How do you feel now that he has been convicted and will spend his life in prison?

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