Authorities release current photo of captured serial killer

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Over 40 years after the “Golden State Killer” began terrorizing California, the Sacramento District Attorney and local officials announced Wednesday they had finally captured the killer, identified as 72-year-old Joseph James Deangelo.

During the press conference Wednesday, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department released the current mugshot photo of Deangelo, who was just arrested Wednesday morning at his home in Citrus Heights, just 16 miles northeast of Sacramento.

Deangelo is accused of a dozen murders and nearly 50 rapes from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s.

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