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Oxygen readies Peacock’s “Golden State Killer” doc special

U.S. true crime net Oxygen Media will look at one of the most infamous criminal killing sprees ever to take place in America in a forthcoming one-off, two-hour special. Golden State ...
July 20, 2018

U.S. true crime net Oxygen Media will look at one of the most infamous criminal killing sprees ever to take place in America in a forthcoming one-off, two-hour special.

Golden State Killer: Main Suspect, produced by NBCUniveral’s Peacock Productions, will delve into the life of Joe DeAngelo (pictured) through exclusive interviews from those who were closest to him.

DeAngelo stands accused of being the man behind a crime spree that consisted of murdering at least 12 people, raping more than 45 women, and 100-plus burglaries in California from 1974 to 1986. He is currently charged with 12 counts of first-degree murder and has so far not entered a plea.

NBC News investigative journalist Stephanie Gosk will host the documentary special and follows her as she journeys through California to meet with those who thought they knew DeAngelo as she attempts to unravel the life of the suspected serial killer, rapist and burglar.

As Gosk retraces pivotalĀ moments and uncovers touch points from DeAngelo’s life, audiences will travel into his psyche to learn what could have led the one-time police officer to allegedly transform him into the Golden State Killer.

Joining Gosk is Bay Area detective Paul Holes, who helped search for the killer for nearly a quarter-century and played a key role in the arrest of DeAngelo.

Golden State Killer: Main Suspect premieres Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Oxygen, and is executive produced by Peacock’sĀ Elizabeth Waller.

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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