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Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murder

Texas executes 'ice pick killer' for 1979 rape and murderBy Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Texas on Wednesday executed a man dubbed the “ice pick killer” for the weapon he used to murder a woman in 1979, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-minute appeal from his lawyers, who argued his veins were too compromised for a lethal injection. Danny Bible, 66, was put to death at the state’s death chamber in Huntsville. Bible made no last statement, a prisons official said.



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'Golden State Killer' lawyers fight to keep documents sealed

'Golden State Killer' lawyers fight to keep documents sealedSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man suspected of being the 'Golden State Killer' argued Wednesday that prosecutors' search and arrest warrants should not be released publicly.



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PARALLEL PATHS: Tracking Joseph James DeAngelo and the 'Golden State Killer'

PARALLEL PATHS: Tracking Joseph James DeAngelo and the 'Golden State Killer'Here's a look at the parallel life paths of suspect Joseph James DeAngelo and the man who was one of California's most feared serial killers and rapists in the 1970s and 1980s.



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Suspected 'Golden State Killer' arraigned

Suspected 'Golden State Killer' arraignedJoseph DeAngelo appeared in front of a judge for the first time as victims' family members looked on.



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Accused 'Golden State Killer' charged with two counts of murder

Accused 'Golden State Killer' charged with two counts of murderHandcuffed to a wheelchair and appearing frail, the former California policeman accused of being the notorious “Golden State Killer” appeared in court on Friday and was charged with two counts of murder. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who was arrested on Tuesday after a 40-year manhunt, did not enter a plea to the charges at the brief arraignment in a Sacramento court. DeAngelo was charged with the February 2, 1978 murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore, a newlywed couple who were shot dead in Rancho Cordova, a Sacramento suburb, while walking their dog.



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Suspect in 'Golden State Killer' case makes court appearance in wheelchair

Suspect in 'Golden State Killer' case makes court appearance in wheelchairAn ex-policeman charged with murder in connection with a string of rapes and killings across California attributed to the “Golden State Killer” made a brief initial court appearance on Friday, sitting in a wheelchair and speaking in a hoarse voice. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, who was arrested this week at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Citrus Heights, was formally apprised of two of the eight murder counts against him and ordered back to court on May 14. DeAngelo, wearing orange jail garb and shackled to a wheelchair, spoke only a few words to acknowledge that he understood the charges and that he was being represented by a public defender.



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Man believed to be notorious 'Golden State Killer' arrested in California

Man believed to be notorious 'Golden State Killer' arrested in CaliforniaAn elusive serial killer known as the notorious "Golden State Killer," who authorities say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s, is believed to be in custody Wednesday.



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'Tourniquet killer' put to death in first US execution of 2018

'Tourniquet killer' put to death in first US execution of 2018A confessed murderer in Texas, dubbed the “tourniquet killer” for the way he strangled his victims, on Thursday became the first inmate executed in the United States in 2018. Anthony Shore was put to death for raping, torturing and murdering three girls and a young woman in Houston in the 1980s and 1990s. To the family of my victims, I wish I could undo that past.



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Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018

Texas 'tourniquet killer' becomes first U.S. inmate executed in 2018In the first U.S. execution of 2018, Texas on Thursday put to death a man convicted of raping and murdering five girls and young women, using a tourniquet to torture and strangle his victims. Anthony Shore, 55, was executed by lethal injection in the state’s death chamber in Huntsville, dying at 6:28 p.m., Robert Hurst, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said by telephone. It was the 546th in the state since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the most of any state.



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Texas judge postpones execution of 'tourniquet killer'

Texas judge postpones execution of 'tourniquet killer'A Texas judge, acting on requests from prosecutors, halted the planned execution on Wednesday of a man known as the "tourniquet killer" for the grisly method used to murder five girls and young women in the Houston area whom he also raped.



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