District Attorneys to Seek the Death Penalty in Golden State Killer Case

VENTURA, California – District Attorney Gregory D. Totten announced that this morning,  the district attorneys of Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Orange, Ventura, Contra Costa, and Tulare Counties met to review the aggravating and mitigating circumstances in the Joseph DeAngelo (“Golden State Killer”) case pursuant to the death review protocol of Sacramento County. Thereafter, the four jurisdictions with special circumstance allegations – Sacramento, Santa Barbara, Orange, and Ventura – unanimously concluded to seek the death penalty in this case.


The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office is the public prosecutor for the county’s 850,000 residents. The office employs approximately 280 employees including attorneys, investigators, victim advocates, and other professional support staff who strive to seek justice, ensure public safety, and protect the rights of crime victims.

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