After denying serial killer Joseph Naso’s motions for a new trial and listening to Naso’s continuing insistence he is innocent, Marin County Superior Court Judge Andrew Sweet wasted no time Friday sentencing Naso to death for the murders of three Northern California women and to a life prison sentence for the murder of a fourth.
The former home of Sacramento serial killer Dorothea Puente has become a tourist destination, with visitors touring the dining room where she drugged her victims and the yard where she buried them.
A former photographer facing a possible death sentence for the murders of four Northern California women kicked off the penalty phase of his trial by calling attorneys whores.
Authorities have linked a sixth killing to a former photographer facing a possible death sentence for the murders of four Northern California women.
A Marin County jury on Tuesday found Joseph Naso guilty of killing four women in the Bay Area and Yuba County between 1977 and 1994.
Marin County jurors presiding over the trial of an elderly photographer accused of being a serial killer who murdered four Northern California prostitutes began deliberating late Monday.
Accused serial killer Joseph Naso said Friday morning that the prosecution’s case alleging that he killed four prostitutes in Northern California is based on illegal, circumstantial evidence, opinion, speculation and conjecture.
Joseph Naso, the former self-employed models photographer who is charged with the murders of four prostitutes in three counties between 1977 and 1994, elected not to testify at his trial in Marin County Superior Court and rested his case.
Condemned San Quentin State Prison inmate Richard Ramirez, known as the “Night Stalker,” has been determined to have died from complications from B-cell lymphoma, according to a Marin County coroner’s report.
After hearing about condemned inmate Richard Ramirez’s death Friday morning, San Francisco police Chief Greg Suhr said he felt happy he was gone, reflecting on how the mass murderer had terrorized communities in the Bay Area and Southern California in the 1980s.