My name is Jennifer Carole. I am The Lawyer’s Daughter.
In April 2018, Joseph DeAngelo was arrested for the rape and murder of my stepmom and the murder of my father – along with several other murders and rapes. His DNA was a 100% match to the DNA found in my stepmom, Charlene. In 2020, during the pandemic, he was convicted.
My dad, an attorney, was hoping to be appointed to being a judge, with the ultimate goal of being governor of California or a US senator. My stepmom, my dad’s former secretary, was starting a business in interior design. I live with both of them in my head and as a result, I look at this case through the eyes of a lawyer and the heart of a victim.
My Victim Impact Statement
In this video, I’ve just come out of court after giving my victim impact statement (read it/watch it at minute 21). I was exhausted and immediately after this, I collapsed into a hot mess of tears. Listening to the stories was incredibly difficult. Day after day, horror after horror. This experience truly changed me.
Convicted | August 21, 2020
The Process of Sending the Golden State Killer to Prison
He managed to dodge death row. Here’s what will happen instead.
“I did all those things,” Ho said DeAngelo muttered. “I’ve destroyed all their lives, so now I’ve got to pay the price.”
Joseph DeAngelo has pled guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder and 13 counts of kidnapping. He also admitted guilt in 62 other crimes, including rapes, robbery, and more. These crimes weren’t charged because the statute of limitations protected him from prosecution.¹ Before his plea, special circumstances were attached, which meant the death penalty if guilty.