10 things you need to know today: June 30, 2020

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Former California police officer Joseph James DeAngelo pleaded guilty on Monday to murdering 13 people as part of a years-long rape-and-killing spree in the 1970s and 1980s. He also entered guilty pleas on 13 counts of kidnapping. Under the plea deal, prosecutors read the details of the crimes, in which DeAngelo, known as the Golden State Killer, bound, raped, beat, and killed victims. He also was accused of committing more than 50 rapes from 1975 to 1986, and agreed to admit to those crimes, too. Under the plea deal, DeAngelo, 74, will avoid the death penalty but spend the rest of his life in prison. The cases were cold until 2018, when detectives got leads by submitting the killer’s DNA to an open-source genealogy website called GEDmatch. [CNN, SFGate]

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