SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Joseph DeAngelo, the confessed Golden State Killer, has been transferred to a state prison facility.
Sources confirm to CBS13 that DeAngelo was transferred out of Sacramento County Jail to North Kern State Prison on Tuesday morning.READ MORE: Recall Newsom Rally Held At California State Capitol Hours After Campaign Announces It Gathered Enough Signatures For Ballot
A new photo of DeAngelo taken at the time of his transfer was also released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
DeAngelo, 74, had pleaded guilty back in June to more than a dozen murders and rape-related charges. The plea deal meant that he avoided the death penalty and will instead serve multiple life in prison sentences.READ MORE: Beloved Placer K-9 Shane Dies After Battle With Cancer
During the trial, DeAngelo also publicly admitted to dozens more sexual assaults for which the statute of limitations had expired.
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Prosecutors called the scale of the violence “simply staggering” – with the spree encompassing 87 victims at 53 crime scenes spanning 11 California counties.MORE NEWS: Study: There Was No 'Mass Exodus' From California In 2020
The facility where DeAngelo was transfered to on Tuesday will process him and help officials determine where he will placed permanently, based of factors like security, medical, psychiatric and program needs.