VIDEO: Suspected Golden State Killer makes court appearance inside a cage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- The suspected Golden State Killer went back to court on Tuesday for a hearing on media efforts to get information about the case released.

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Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, stood silent inside a cage in a Sacramento courtroom, listening closely while attorneys debated whether search and arrest warrants should be unsealed.

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It was quite the contrast from his initial court appearance, where he was wheeled into the courtroom in handcuffs and appeared frail.

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