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California IN BRIEF : SACRAMENTO : Thrill Killer Breaks His Weekly Pattern

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A serial thrill killer who broke his weekly pattern by lying low is still out there and “certainly could kill again,” the county’s top homicide detective warned. Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Biondi said a night of heavy patrolling by a large force of detectives and deputies in the north Sacramento area resulted in several unrelated arrests, but the killer did not strike again. “I’m elated the pattern has been broken,” a weary Biondi told reporters. Detectives had feared a repeat of the execution-style slayings of six people during robberies the previous two Tuesday nights.


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