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Richard Winton

Richard Winton is a crime writer for the Los Angeles Times and part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2011. Known as @lacrimes on Twitter, during 20 years at The Times he also been part of the breaking news staff that won Pulitzers in 1998 and 2004. He won the ASNE Deadline News award in 2006. A native of England, after getting degrees from University of Kent at Canterbury and University of Wisconsin-Madison, he began covering politics but chose a life of crime because it was less dirty.
Suspected Golden State killer, a former police officer, arrested on 'needle in the haystack' DNA evidence

The suspect was apprehended after authorities connected him to crimes through “surveillance and discarded DNA,” Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said

Suspected Golden State Killer, a former police officer, arrested on 'needle in the haystack' DNA evidence

A former police officer suspected of being one of California's most prolific serial killers and rapists was arrested Tuesday after being tied to the crimes through "surveillance and discarded DNA," Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said.

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