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4 more murder counts filed in California serial killing case

FILE - In this April 27, 2018, file photo, Joseph James DeAngelo, accompanied by Sacramento County Public Defender Diane Howard, right, makes his first appearance to face charges that include homicide and rape, in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif. Prosecutors have filed four additional murder charges against the former police officer who authorities suspect is the Golden State Killer. Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced the charges Thursday, May 10, 2018, against DeAngelo. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 10, 2018 - 3:34 PM

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Prosecutors have filed four additional murder charges against a former police officer who authorities suspect was the Golden State Killer.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced the charges Thursday against Joseph James DeAngelo.

The 72-year-old suspect was previously charged with eight other counts of murder in Sacramento, Ventura and Orange counties.

He's suspected of committing at least a dozen murders and more than 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and '80s.

Dudley says the latest charges relate to the 1981 killings of Cheri Domingo and Greg Sanchez, and the 1979 slayings of Robert Offerman and Debra Manning.

DeAngelo's attorney, Diane Howard, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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