I’ll Be Gone in the Dark premieres on Sunday, June 28, on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK after two years of waiting. The six-part series
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark premieres on Sunday, June 28, on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK after two years of waiting. The six-part series follows the work of the late Michelle McNamara, who wrote the best selling true-crime book of the same name. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Who is the Golden State Killer?
The Golden State Killer is a serial killer, rapist and burglar in the United States.
He was given the nickname Golden State Killer by crime writer Michelle McNamara.
However, he is also known under the nicknames East Area Rapist, Visalia Ransacker, East Bay Rapist, Diamond Knot Killer and Original Night Stalker.
The Golden State Killer is believed to have committed approximately 13 murders, more than 50 rapes and over 100 burglaries in California between 1974 and 1986.
As seen in the documentary, the Golden State Killer taunted his victims and threatened them, and the police with obscene phone calls.
He also left poems, diary entry and a sketch of a punishment map.
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The hunt to find the Golden State Killer had been a decades-long investigation.
In 2001, DNA testing confirmed the East Area Rapist, who committed the crimes in the Sacramento area and the Original Night Stalker who operated in and around southern California were the same people.
Author Michelle McNamara drew attention to the case through her true crime blog.
The documentary, I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, is told mainly from McNamara’s perspective, through exclusive original recordings and excerpts from her book read by actor Amy Ryan.
In August 2018, he was charged with 13 related kidnapping and abduction attempts.
The Washington Times reported that if convicted, DeAngelo faces life without parole or even the death penalty.
According to The Guardian, on June 15, 2020, DeAngelo offered to plead guilty to all charges if the death penalty would be removed.