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How DNA testing brought down the Golden State Killer

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DNA testing led to the arrest of a 72-year-old man believed to be the Golden State Killer. Joseph James DeAngelo was living in Citrus Heights when he was arrested. He’s believed to be responsible for a dozen murders and more than 50 rapes in California during the 1970s and 1980s.

Credits

Guests:
Erin Murphy - Expert in DNA forensics and a law professor at NYU. She’s the author of the new book “Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA.” - @erinmurphyslaw, Billy Jensen - Investigative journalist, co-author of “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer” - @Billyjensen

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or, Devan Schwartz