A suspected California serial killer cannot afford a private attorney, a judge ruled Thursday, keeping in place a public defender in a case expected to cost taxpayers $20 million. Howard submitted a sealed affidavit detailing DeAngelo's economic situation that Sweet used to make his determination. The search for the serial killer, known by nicknames such as the East Area Rapist and the Golden State Killer, vexed authorities for decades and left victims' families without answers. Finally in early 2018 investigators used DNA and a genealogical website to identify and arrest DeAngelo. The serial killer would monitor suburban neighborhoods and sneak into homes at night, authorities said.
Source: Fox News December 06, 2018 23:37 UTC