Neighbors of the suspected Golden State Killer say he once threatened to 'deliver a load of death' after he became angry over a barking dog - as those who lived near him painted a picture of a retiree who was 'creepy and odd'. Former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested at his home in Citrus Heights, California on Tuesday night after DNA linked him to crimes attributed to the Golden State Killer from the 1970s and 80s. The Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist, is suspected of at least 12 murders and 50 rapes across parts of the state 40 years ago. Residents of the quiet, middle-class street where DeAngelo had been living for years said even though their neighbor was known for his temper tantrums, they were shocked to learn he was suspected of being a serial killer. They said DeAngelo - a Vietnam War veteran, former police officer and grandfather - would mostly keep to himself but would often launch into swearing fits while working in his neatly kept front yard.
Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen says he will plead the Fifth in court case brought by Stormy Daniels - meaning he KNOWS he has committed a crime
Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen will plead the Fifth Amendment to avoid self-incrimination in a law suit brought by Stormy Daniels, a court was told Wednesday. Cohen, whose business dealings are under FBI investigation and whose office, home, hotel room and safe deposit box were raided this month, will make the plea in a California civil case. The development, reported by MSNBC's Ari Melber, was disclosed in a brief court filing.
Tied up in their own homes, tortured with kitchen dishes, raped and bludgeoned to death: The 12 victims murdered by Golden State Killer 40 years ago as ex-cop is charged
Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with four murders in California. Police believe he is linked to the other eight killings as well. A DNA match led to his arrest in one of the most baffling and sadistic crime sprees of the 1970s and 80s. The attacker, dubbed the Golden State Killer, was also behind 45 rapes in the area. The victims ranged in age from 13 to 41. The victims are (left to right, top to bottom) Brian and Katie Maggiore, Cheri Domingo and Gregory Sanchez, Patrice and Keith Harrington, Manuela Witthuhn, Lyman and Charlene Smith, Janelle Lisa Cruz and Dr Robert Offerman and Alexandria Manning.
'She just wanted to know that he's in jail': Patton Oswalt pays tribute to his late wife and her book on the 'Golden State Killer' after an ex-cop is arrested for the murders
Patton Oswalt paid a final tribute to his late wife, Michelle McNamara (top left), after an arrest was made in the 'Golden State Killer' case made famous by her book. The award-winning comedian appeared on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' on Thursday (pictured) to discuss details that led to the arrest of the infamous murderer, named on Wednesday as Joseph James DeAngelo Jr, who killed 12 people and raped as many as 50 others. McNamara spent much of her career researching him for her book 'I'll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer' (bottom left). McNamara died suddenly in her sleep in April 2016 before the book was finished, and so Oswalt, McNamara's friend and fellow journalist Billy Jensen and researcher Paul Haynes helped finished writing the book, which was released on February 27 and hit No 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list in March. 'I knew that I wouldn't be able to live and go on with life if [the book] was left undone,' Oswalt told Meyers.
Making Yeezy great again? Kanye West leaves his studio wearing a MAGA hat after he traded adoring tweets with President Trump and blasted Obama in epic Twitter rant - much to wife Kim's dismay
Kanye West put his love for Donald Trump on display as he donned his MAGA hat while leaving his California studio not long after he traded adoring tweets with the president and blasted former president Barack Obama in epic Twitter rant. West was spotted walking out of his Calabasas studio with a smoothie in one hand and his cell phone in the other. Along with his MAGA hat, he sported a pair of dark shorts, sneakers and a t-shirt, accompanied by a light grey jacket as he chatted with his entourage. His public appearance came shortly after he exchanged tweets with the president earlier on Wednesday. The love affair between West and Trump intensified as the rapper showed off another MAGA hat that was signed by the president and took aim at Obama - despite Kim Kardashian's attempts to step in.
Macron's parting shot: French president criticizes Trump by saying it is 'INSANE' that the US is pulling out of international treaties and predicts President will kill the Iran deal
Emmanuel Macron has taken a parting shot at Trump and said it is 'insane' the US is pulling out of international treaties while predicting the President would kill the Iran deal. Macron, addressing a press conference at George Washington University, said: 'My view - I don't know what your president will decide - is that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons.' Addressing the US President's approach of pulling out of treaties the country had recently joined, Macron said: 'It can work in the short term but it's very insane in the medium to long term,' he said of the US decision 'to change [its] opposition so often.'
Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasts CNN's Jim Acosta for asking if the Trump administration is a 'champion of the free press'
In what was another dramatic briefing room moment, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders got in a spat with CNN's Jim Acosta over whether the Trump administration is a 'champion of the free press.' The tussle began when another reporter had asked the press secretary about a new 'Reporters without Borders' report that said the president's 'fake news' attacks on the press have denigrated press freedom in the United States. 'I certainly would reject the idea that the president or this administration has halted freedom of the press,' Huckabee Sanders answered, adding that she believed the administration has been one of the most accessible in decades.
Spurned wife who wore a wig to break into the home of her husband's mistress' home, murder her and then shoot herself dead inside had begged for help with marriage
A month before Jennair Gerardot (left), 47, donned a wig, grabbed her revolver and took a train from Delaware to Pennsylvania to kill her husband's mistress, 33-year-old Meredith Chapman (right), she had gone on the social media app NextDoor, seeking recommendations for 'an EXCELLENT marriage counselor for couple on brink of divorce.' Weeks earlier, Jennair had sought help with finding a 'driven' divorce lawyer.
Steve Jobs' billionaire widow buys a stunning 6,000 square foot, $16.5MILLION mansion that overlooks San Francisco Bay
Laurene Powell Jobs has continued her real estate shopping spree with her latest $16.5million purchase of a stunning San Francisco mansion. Powell Jobs, who has a net worth of $18.9billion, purchased the residence in the Russian Hill neighborhood from venture capitalist Danny Rimer. Rimer paid $12.4million for the home back in 2013. Rimer's home had been on the market for just a month when Powell Jobs paid cash for it. The $16.5million purchase is the second-highest price paid in the city so far this year. The residence features six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 6,180 square feet, including multiple decks with views of the San Francisco Bay. It also includes a garden off the family room, and a back patio.
Meghan's look for Wills that says I'm part of the family! Prince Harry's fiancée beams as she gives his brother a warm kiss on the cheek on his return to royal duties
Meghan and Wills shared a warm embrace as they greeted each other (right) following his return to royal duties after the birth of his third child on Monday. Each gave the other a warm kiss on the cheek (inset), with the prince then resting his hand on Meghan's shoulder while she placed hers on his back as they shared a conversation, showing she has been firmly accepted into the family fold.
Kate's been pilloried for looking so picture perfect. Here, SARAH VINE and other mums ask, How should a woman look hours after giving birth?
Over the past few days British women have shared their photographs taken post-partum to reveal the stark differences between their experience and that of the Duchess of Cambridge. Pictured left to right: Maria Hughes, 38, Nina Motylinski-Davies, 36, Joanna Thompson, 32, Jo Cole, 38, Georgina Horton, 38, and Sophie Parsons, 33, shared how important their appearance was after they gave birth. Nina revealed she wore a full face of make-up throughout labour and wore a girdle underneath her clothes to maintain her usual look. Meanwhile Maria says her appearance was the last thing on her mind.
Struggling to stay awake, Wills? Prince battles heavy eyelids as he joins Harry and Meghan at a church service for fallen soldiers after two nights with his new baby boy - while Kate recovers at home
He is juggling a newborn baby and royal duties and Prince William appeared to show the strain today as he battled heavy eyelids in Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Cambridge joined his younger brother Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle at an Anzac Day service in London. But while he was in good spirits laughing and joking before the service, it appeared tiredness may have overcome the father-of-three once he sat down for the ceremony. William has returned to royal duties for the first time since his wife the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to their third child on Monday. He now has three young children at home - his two-day-old son, Princess Charlotte, who will turn three next month, and Prince George, four.
The moment a 'Cops' soundman was accidentally shot dead in crossfire by the officers he was filming during a 'gun battle' with a robber brandishing a pellet gun in a Wendy's
Footage was finally released Tuesday of the 2014 Wendy's shootout that took the lives of a 'Cops' sound technician and a robbery suspect at the fast food restaurant. Crewman of the infamous crime TV show, Bryce Dion, was fatally shot in the armpit four years ago on August 26. The suspect who first opened fire in the Omaha Wendy's, Cortez Washington, was also killed in the crossfire. Police had been responding to a report of an active robber in the food joint at 4308 West Dodge Road when they entered and Washington immediately opened fire.
Nxivm 'sex cult' leader Allison Mack runs inside a court to get her electronic ankle monitor just a day after she's freed on $5m bond and ordered to cut ties with members
'Sex cult' leader Allison Mack (left) was spotted rushing into a California court on Wednesday to get her ankle monitor just a day after she was released on $5million bond and ordered to cut off all contact with members of Nxivm as a condition. The Smallville actress was seen running into the Los Angeles courthouse to get the electronic monitoring bracelet as she tried to dodge photographers outside the building. Once inside, Mack, who was wearing a dark hat, tried to shield her face (right) from the cameras as she passed through security. Mack was also seen smiling while being driven by her mother, Melinda (both inset), near her home in Anaheim, California.
Busted! America's Next Top Model star Nyle DiMarco hilariously calls out woman for taking sneaky snaps of him on the subway
Loiba Maria, a Brazilian jiujitsu trainer, was on the E train in New York when she noticed an 'unbelievably gorgeous' man sitting across from her. She thought he looked familiar but she couldn't pinpoint who he was so she decided to take photos of him on the train so she could figure it out later. But over the weekend, she came across an article on her Facebook feed that featured Nyle and she remembered that was who she saw on the train. So she posted a picture of him to his Facebook fan page with the comment: 'I think I saw you on the E train last Sunday. If this is you, you are very handsome in person!' And Nyle responded to her post with a picture he of her on the subway that day catching in the act of taking photos of him and the comment: 'Yes I knew you were taking pics of me. Thank you love!'
Is this the most stomach-churning magic trick EVER? David Blaine sews up his mouth with a needle and thread before cutting it open to reveal a FROG on Jimmy Fallon's show
The US magician pulled off the painful-looking trick during on NBC's Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, prompting groans from the studio audience. Blaine began by sewing up his mouth (left) to the horror of co-star Priyanka Chopra (top right). After asking Chopra to select a playing card, Blaine then had the threads removed so he was able to open his mouth. There he revealed the correct card and, to the shock of the audience - a live frog (left). Fallon promptly fell on the floor in horror (bottom right).
'I'm still a soldier': Last words of Texas gangster as he's executed for killing five-year-old girl and her grandmother in a drive-by shooting at kids' birthday party
Erick Davila was executed for killing for killing a 5-year-old Queshawn Stevenson and her grandmother Annette in a drive-by shooting at a children's birthday party in Texas. Davila, 31, belted to a gurney in the Texas death chamber, offered no apologies. He appeared almost cocky as several relatives of his victims entered the witness area of the death chamber, raising his head off the gurney and acknowledging some that he appeared to know. "I may have lost the fight but I'm still a soldier," he said when asked by the warden if he wanted to make a statement. "Take it as it is. To my supporters and family, y'all hold it down. Ten toes down. That's all I got to say"
EXCLUSIVE: How James Dean and Rock Hudson competed for Elizabeth Taylor's affection but had a secret gay flirtation during filming of Giant
Hollywood's biggest stars Liz Taylor, James Dean, and Rock Hudson brought a mix of egos, anxieties, and sexual tension to the set of 1956 classic film Giant. Behind-the-scenes secrets are revealed in Don Graham's Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film. There was a rivalry between Hollywood studs Dean and Hudson for Elizabeth's attention - although the two struggled with their sexuality. Taylor, who was married to second husband Michael Wilding while shooting the film, would later confess that she would've slept Hudson if he wasn't gay. The film marked the early days of her career and she had worried she'd be overlooked by the film director who had Audrey Hepburn at the top of his list.
EXCLUSIVE: Miranda Lambert's new squeeze Turnpike Troubadours front man Evan Felker has filed for divorce amid claims the country star 'stole' another woman's husband...again
DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal that just months after Miranda Lambert (left), 34, split from musician Anderson East, she began a relationship with married Turnpike Trubadours frontman Evan Felker (right, and bottom inset with his estranged wife, Staci). According to a friend, Evan and his band were invited to be the opening act for Miranda's current tour Livin' Like Hippies, which began in January and runs through June. While on tour, they started a romantic relationship and Evan filed for divorce from his wife, Staci, on February 16. Staci filed her own divorce papers on February 28. Miranda was previously married to Blake Shelton (top inset with girlfriend Gwen Stefani), who she met when he was married to another woman.
Wild sex orgies in upscale Denver home drive neighbors to distraction as the 'banging and noise' at the 'Thunderstorm Play Palace' make their lives intolerable
Neighbors in the upscale Denver neighborhood say they are worried that children will be exposed to the parties, which host dozens of guests at a time, and they can hear what is going on inside the house. Online adverts (right) reveal the house is referred to as the Thunderstorm Play Palace and offers guests 7,500sq ft of space complete with two 'private play rooms', one 'open play room', and six bathrooms for their activities. Also provided is alcohol and a full menu, including pulled pork tacos, queso, ham and cheese sliders and a chocolate fountain.
True grit! Hero in a cowboy hat calmly takes off his sunglasses before leaping on an armed robber after he points a gun at him
This is the heart-stopping moment a have-a-go hero disarmed a gun wielding robber and then tackled him to the ground as he tried to escape. The brave cowboy, who coolly removed his sunglasses before leaping into action, even managed to snatch a kitchen knife from the hands of the desperate criminal. Captured on CCTV from inside a convenience store in Mexico, footage shows the young, armed robbed burst into the store waving a revolver pistol at the attendant.
Terrifying security footage shows bystanders and rescuers battling for NINE minutes to save a 12-year-old boy trapped underwater by a suction line in a South Carolina lazy river
A surveillance video captured the terrifying moment rescuers battled to save a 12-year-old boy who was trapped underwater for more than nine minutes after his leg was caught in a lazy river's suction line. Incredibly, the boy survived his ordeal – thanks to a man who kept him alive by performing underwater mouth-to-mouth until emergency services arrived, ABC15 reports. The security footage shows two boys playing in the pool at the Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, on March 19.
The moment a road rage driver smashes a brand new Subaru with a baseball bat as a woman sits angrily in the front seat
A man was filmed smashing up a brand new car with a baseball bat after an incident on the New York State Thruway last week. Video shows the man smashing the left side mirror of the blue 2018 Subaru, while its owner films and yells: 'jail, you're going to f***ing jail'. The angry batsman also smashes through the driver's side window with his wooden bat and threatens the driver of the Subaru with the weapon before returning to his car, where a frustrated looking woman is waiting. Daniel J. Bosquez, 36, was charged over the incident.
This is the gruesome moment a woman told her boyfriend to throw a dart over her head but ended up taking one directly in the eye. The footage is thought to have been shot in a New York City bar between a couple who are filmed goading each other for fun. The woman is recorded goading her boyfriend as she sits directly beneath the dartboard, confidently telling him to throw the dart.
Me-OUCH! Hilarious video captures the moment a cheeky cat climbed up onto his owner's laptop then CRASHED to the ground - and took the computer with him
Texas Twitter user Brandon Salinas accidentally recorded the funny moment, which has now been viewed more than five million times on the site. The clip shows the cat strut right onto the keyboard of Brandon's Apple computer and stand up to block the entire computer screen. Next, it seems that the kitty tries to lean against the screen not knowing that there is nothing behind it, causing him to fall to the ground and taking the laptop down with him.
Smile for the camera! Package thief tries to steal the doorbell surveillance after he realizes he's being recorded
Video shows the thief taking packages off the homeowner's porch before he realizes he's caught on camera in Tracy, California. The thief - clad in black t-shirt and grey sweat - tries to take the camera off the wall but fails to do so. 'It's kind of pointless to a certain extent because a lot of these devices store to the cloud,' Tracy Police Captain Alex Neicu said to Fox40. 'So the image is already captured.'
Unloved dog who was found covered in dreadlocks has to have a POUND of matted fur sheared off his body and his left eye surgically removed after being rescued from a trucking yard
The Shih Tzu mix named Rumor was found in a trucking yard in Houston, Texas, that has become known as the 'Corridor of Cruelty' because so many pets are dumped there. The unloved pooch, aged eight or nine, was 'in bad shape' health-wise and covered in matted fur that swamped his tiny frame when he was taken in by Corridor Rescue. Technicians spent an hour removing 1.2lbs of matted hair from Rumor's body, and he also had surgery on both of his eyes.
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North Carolina's Land of Oz theme park is set to reopen for a few days in June. The park opened in the 1970s, but was forced to close in 1980 after a fire and low attendance rates. The park, located atop Beech Mountain, does not have any rides. Instead, guests are guided through a recreation of Oz with actors portraying some of the characters. Guests are also chosen to dress up as characters from the movie and act out scenes. Main image: The park in 2016. Left inset: the park in the 1970s. Right inset: The park in 2017.
Dutch kickboxers brutally beat waiters who ask them not to drink their own booze at restaurant in Prague in vicious attack caught on CCTV
This is the shocking moment Dutch kickboxers on a holiday in Prague beat up some restaurant waiters knocking one of them out cold after they were told they could not drink their own alcohol. The incident, which was captured on CCTV happened outside the Polpo restaurant in the city centre. One of the waiters suffered a broken eye socket and a broken jaw and was left unconscious.
The hilarious moment a Chinese woman runs into the bonnet of a stationary car in a ridiculous attempt to con the driver out of money
The footage was caught on dashcam in Hong Kong and shows the driver of the van coming to a complete stop at an intersection before the woman charges into it. It is believed the woman was attempting a 'pengci scam', where pedestrians pretended to be hit by a negligent driver.
How do you get a 2,300 pound female black rhino in a CT scanner? You'll need 40 staff, one front loader, a specially constructed wooden platform and LOTS of practice
Layla, a seven and a half-year-old eastern black rhino at Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, underwent a CT scan last week in what is believed to be the first procedure of its kind on her species. Keepers had to anesthetize Layla, who weighs 2,300lbs, before placing her on a specially constructed platform, then using a front-loader to slide her into a bespoke scanner. The images revealed an abnormal growth attached to one of Layla's molars which was causing her breathing problems and must be removed.
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