A California serial killer was sentenced Thursday for the homicide of a 21-year-old Stanford graduate and legislation librarian in against the law that had eluded authorities for many years, officers mentioned.
John Arthur Getreu, 79, was given a jail time period of seven years to life for the 1973 homicide of Leslie Perlov, the Santa Clara County District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned in a information launch.
He was already serving a life sentence for one more killing, the 1974 homicide of Janet Taylor, 21.
The California killings had been a part of a sample often called the “Stanford murders,” the assertion mentioned.
“The lengthy nightmare of John Getreu is over,” Santa Clara District Lawyer Jeff Rosen mentioned in an announcement. “I hope this brings some measure of peace to the family members of the folks he preyed upon. And I hope that I by no means must say his title once more.”
Perlov’s physique was discovered on Feb. 16, 1973, within the hills overlooking the Stanford College campus, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned in an earlier information launch. A floral scarf had been used to strangle her, based on the assertion.
Getreu was arrested in 2018 after authorities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties teamed as much as clear up the killings.
He pleaded responsible to the crime in January after DNA discovered beneath Perlov’s fingernails linked him to the killing, the assertion mentioned.
Previous to his arrest, Getreu had been dwelling along with his spouse in Hayward, about 27 miles southeast of San Francisco, the prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.
Getreu was convicted in 2021 in close by San Mateo County for Taylor’s killing. She was the daughter of Stanford’s soccer coach, Chuck Taylor.
Taylor, who had been strangled, was discovered lifeless on a highway south of San Francisco on March 25, 1974, the San Mateo County District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned. DNA taken from her pants linked Getreu to her killing.
Getreu had beforehand been convicted for the 1963 rape and homicide of Margaret Williams, 15, in Germany, and a rape in 1975 in San Mateo County, California, the native prosecutor’s workplace mentioned.