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Woman Who Says She Was Raped by Golden State Killer in 1976: ‘I’d Like to Punch Him in the Face’

On Wednesday, Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested in connection to the cold case

Jane Carson-Sandler, who says she was raped by the Golden State Killer in 1976, appeared on “Megyn Kelly TODAY” to discuss the arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo in what was a decades-long cold case.

“I’d like to punch him in the face,” Carson-Sandler told Kelly.

On Wednesday, 72-year-old DeAngelo was arrested and charged with two counts of murder. He has since been charged with two more counts. The Golden State Killer was linked by DNA and method to 12 murders, 45 sexual assaults and more than 120 burglaries from Sacramento to Orange County between 1976 and 1986.

Carson-Sandler, who appeared on the show just a month ago to talk about the case, says she was bound and raped by the Golden State Killer in 1976, with her three-year-old son sitting just feet away.

When she found out about the arrest, she said she “called Carol Daly, the detective that had taken me to the emergency room years ago. My husband and I were sobbing, sobbing and laughing and crying. We woke up the whole hotel, I mean seriously, it was so amazing.”

Carson-Sandler says the arrest means “closure — no more looking over our shoulders. How many families did this man destroy?”

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert also told Kelly: “[There is] no doubt in my mind we have the right guy.”

The Golden State Killer case was also the subject of a true-crime book titled “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt’s late wife. McNamara worked with investigators on the case but died before the book was published. It was finished by co-writer Billy Jensen, researcher Paul Haynes and Oswalt.

Watch the full interview here.