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Jury Recommends Death for Alphabet Killer Joseph Naso

Yesterday, September 17, 2013, a jury recommended the death penalty for Joseph Naso, convicted in August of raping and strangling four women in Northern California in the 1970s and 1990s. Naso , also known as the Alphabet Killer for selecting victims with matching first and last initials, is a suspect in New York’s Double-Initial Murders of the 1970s.

Accused Serial Killer Representing Himself in Court Selects Own Jury

An elderly man suspected in multiple killings is set to go to trial on four counts of murder. Joseph Naso, 79, who is representing himself in the California courtroom, screened potential jurors Monday. According to local news station KTVU, Naso asked questions that indicated he was trying to select jurors who had not been exposed to much media coverage about his case.

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