Offbeat Patton Oswalt 'Didn't Sleep for 2 Days' After Alleged Golden State Killer's Arrest: 'I Was Zombified'

21:16  16 may  2018
21:16  16 may  2018 Source:   people.com

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Simply hours after the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer , actor Patton Oswalt — whose late spouse, Michelle McNamara, tirelessly investigated the long-cold case and wrote a e book on the murders — appeared on Late Night time with Seth Meyers

Patton Oswalt Opens Up After Arrest of Golden State Killer Suspect, Subject of Late Wife' s Book. Just hours after the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer , actor Patton Oswalt — whose late wife, Michelle McNamara, tirelessly investigated the long-cold case and wrote a book on the murders


For Patton Oswalt, the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer brought about a torrent of emotions.

The actor and comedian’s late wife, Michelle McNamara, had made it her mission to catch the man linked through DNA to 12 murders, 45 sexual assaults and more than 120 burglaries committed in California between 1976 and 1986. Her bestselling book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, chronicles her tireless investigation of the long-cold case.

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Hours after the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer , Patton Oswalt — whose late wife, Michelle McNamara, wrote a book about the murders — appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Suspect Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested on April 24.

Crime, Patton Oswalt . Embed from Getty Images. I was glued to my computer all day Wednesday after it was announced that an arrest had been made in the Golden State Killer case.

So when police arrested Sacramento-area resident Joseph James DeAngelo in April on multiple murder charges, accusing him of being the infamous serial killer, Oswalt had a strong reaction.

“I was just zombified for two days,” he told reporters including PEOPLE on Monday from the red carpet of the NBC Upfronts at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. “I didn’t sleep for two days after. ‘Cause we started getting pinged at like 3 a.m. with, ‘They caught him.’ And all the texts started coming in.”

Oswalt said the reality of the arrest still hasn’t sunk in.

“I have not processed it yet. It’s just too huge,” he said. “It would be false for me to be like, ‘Here’s how I feel,’ three weeks after. I’ve not processed it yet. It’s too giant [and] surreal. Catch me again in a month.”

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I was glued to my computer all day Wednesday after it was announced that an arrest had been made in the Golden State Killer case. Her research partners, Billy Jensen and Paul Haynes, teamed up with Michelle’ s widower, Patton Oswalt , to finish the book.

a person posing for the camera: Golden State serial killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo, 72 © Sacramento County Sheriff's Office Golden State serial killer suspect Joseph James DeAngelo, 72

He also called DeAngelo’s arrest “a massive team effort,” crediting McNamara for helping rally people to the cause.

“She kept coming at him,” Oswalt tweeted after the arrest. “She would be beyond excited about this. I think this is the definition of ‘bittersweet.”

Patton Oswalt wearing a suit and tie © Taylor Hill/FilmMagic Patton Oswalt

McNamara, a true crime writer, died in her sleep in 2016 at 46.

At the time of her death, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark was still unfinished. To honor his late wife, Oswalt promised that he —with the help of other contributors — would finish it for her.

The book was published on Feb. 27, and became a No. 1 New York Times bestseller.

McNamara is credited with coining the Golden State Killer moniker. The serial killer has also been called the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker.

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It has been an emotional day for Patton Oswalt , who discovered early this morning {that a} suspect had been an arrested within the so-called “ Golden State Killer ” case, made well-known by a best-selling guide by his late spouse, crime author Michelle McNamara.

Patton Oswalt can do a small victory dance in his late wife’ s honor because her posthumously released crime book might’ve led to the arrest of an alleged serial killer and rapist … known as the Golden State Killer .

Patton Oswalt wearing a suit and tie standing next to a woman: Michelle McNamara and Patton Oswalt © Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic Michelle McNamara and Patton Oswalt

DeAngelo, a 72-year-old former police officer, retired mechanic and father of three, has now been charged with 12 murders, reports CNN.

Authorities have said DeAngelo only came onto their radar recently and was caught through the use of DNA.

He has not yet entered a plea, his attorney Diane Howard tells PEOPLE. He is due to return to court on May 29, but he is unlikely to enter a plea then, says Howard.

Howard declined to comment on the allegations against DeAngelo.

Behind the Years-Long Hunt for the Golden State Killer — and What Finally Led to an Arrest:


Joseph DeAngelo ditches wheelchair for Golden State Killer hearing .
SACRAMENTO — The ex-police officer charged with a dozen murders across California appeared before a judge Monday, walking into court for the first time after previously appearing in a wheelchair.&nbsp;Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, is charged with 12 murders in four counties that have been linked to the assailant known variously as the Golden State Killer, the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker. He has not entered pleas to any of the charges.

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