72-year old, Joseph James Deangelo, an ex-police officer, has been arrested in Sacramento in a decades-long search for the “Golden State Killer” who terrorized California communities in the 1970’s and 80’s with a series of murders and rapes, according to reports.
USA Today (@USAToday) reports, The elusive, masked killer, also known as The East Area Rapist, and The Original Night Stalker, is believed to have killed 12 people, raped 45 people, and ransacked more than 100 area homes.
Sacramento County jail records show that a man identified as Joseph James Deangelo, was arrested and charged early Wednesday with two counts of murder. He was arrested under a warrant from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, according to the jail’s records.
FBI and California officials last year renewed their search for a suspect in the cases and announced a $50,000 reward for an arrest and conviction.
Armed with a gun, the masked rapist would break into homes while single women or couples were sleeping. He would tie the man up and pile dishes on his back, then rape the woman while threatening to kill them both if the dishes tumbled.
SAN BRUNO, CA
A woman opened fire on the YouTube campus Tuesday afternoon, injuring three people before killing herself. The woman has been described as an extremist vegan who may have been angry at YouTube because she felt as though she was being unfairly censored.
CNBC News (@cnbc) reports, Nasim Aghdam, a 38-year old San Diego resident, claimed on her social media accounts that YouTube was discriminating against her videos, many of which focused on animal rights and veganism, mixed in with bizarre musical parodies.
“YouTube filtered my channels to keep them from getting views! There is no free speech in the real world and you will be suppressed for telling the truth that is not supported by the system. Videos of targeted users are filtered and merely regulated, so that people can hardly see their videos!” Aghdam wrote on her website.
Investigators in San Bruno, California, the site of the shooting, are still trying to pin down the exact motive for the gun violence.
“At this time there is no evidence that the shooter knew the victims of this shooting or that individuals were specifically targeted.” the San Bruno Police Department said. Aghdam’s family told NBC News that she was a longtime YouTube user who felt she had been cheated.
“YouTube stopped everything and now she has no income.” Her father Ismail Aghdam said in a phone interview.
Los Angeles, California
R&B singer Trey Songz turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department Monday morning to face charges of alleged felony domestic violence charges. Songz turned himself in, with his attorney Shawn Holley in tow early on Monday morning.
TMZ (@tmz) reports, the charge stems from an incident involving a woman Songz was out with in LA last month during NBA All-Star weekend. Songz was booked at 6am and released shortly after 8am after he posted a $50,000 bond.
Songz is accused of beating Andrea Buera at a party in the Hollywood Hills where she claims he was upset because she was talking to another man. Buera says Songz beat her so badly, she suffered a concussion and had to go to a hospital for treatment. She claims several people at the party witnessed the alleged “beating.” Songz said that he was being lied on and the woman was out for “personal gain.”
Seaside City, California
In news that should come as no surprise to anyone, a teacher with a gun inside of a school, injured a student. The teacher was actually teaching a public safety class when the incident took place.
CNN (@cnn) reports, Seaside City’s Mayor pro tem and reserve officer with the Sandy City Police Department, Dennis Alexander, was teaching a lesson at a Seaside High School in Seaside when he pointed his gun toward the ceiling and accidentally fired it, said Abdul Pridgen, the city’s police chief. A 17-year old student was injured by a bullet fragment or by debris that fell from the ceiling, Pridgen said.
Alexander has been placed on administrative leave from his teaching job according to a spokesperson with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District.
“I think a lot of questions on parents’ minds are, why a teacher would be pointing a loaded firearm at the ceiling in front of students. Clearly, in this incident, protocols were not followed.” Superintendent PK Diffenbaugh told KSBW News. It’s still unclear why the teacher was displaying the firearm in the first place. This one incident goes into the category of a bigger National debate. Should teachers be armed with guns in school?