What We Know About the Man Believed to Be the Golden State Killer

In the day that’s passed since the Sacramento County DA announced the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer–A.K.A the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker, Diamond Knot Killer, and maybe the Visalia Ransacker?–new information about Joseph James DeAngelo has emerged.

Here’s what we’ve learned about DeAngelo’s background and how it aligns with East Area Rapist and Original Night Stalker’s crimes, the charges he’s facing, and how the internet aided in his identification.

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My (Work-in-Progress) List of True Crime Podcasts
Courtroom sketch of Charles Manson by Bill Robles

My (Work-in-Progress) List of True Crime Podcasts

You don't know how many times I've Googled "list of true crime podcasts" and been frustrated with the search results. Maybe this genre is still to niche to warrant a comprehensive list of most---if not all---true crime podcasts. But, how useful would that be for obsessive-types like myself? I have so many opinions about true crime podcasts, but no one with whom to share them in real life! I mean, I spend most of the work day with headphones on, listening to podcasts about fucked up shit. And because I'm a DIY-type person,  I decided to make that list myself.

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2017 in Crime & Justice: Part II

Aaaand I’m back—and only a week late—with just some of the high-profile cases that dominated the latter half of 2017. Old school killers made headlines with the death of Charles Manson and the positive identification of a body found in John Wayne Gacy‘s crawl space four decades ago. Zachary Adams‘s long-awaited trial for the murder of Holly Bobo finally commenced after years of delays, and the 15-year-old Slenderman stabbing perpetrators were found not guilty by reason of insanity. Suffice to say that 2017 was an eventful year in true crime.

However, this is not a complete list of the year’s high-profile cases; as much as I’d like to be a one-woman-Wikipedia, I’ve had one too many concussions for the cognitive load that task would require. Some stories are just too big to do justice in a brief summary, and writers more talented than I have already covered the #MeToo movement and mass shootings.

What you will find here, however, are the stories of 2017’s second half that are—for one reason or another—stuck in my weird, fucked-up brain.

If you haven’t already, go back and read Part I!

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