Trial Date Set for Accused Serial Killer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NOVATO, Calif. (AP) - The man accused of murdering four prostitutes with matching first and last initials in northern California is set to go on trial in November.

A Marin County judge set the date for 78-year-old Joseph Naso's trial on Wednesday. The Marin Independent Journal reports that jury selection is scheduled to begin on Nov. 7.

Prosecutors were seeking an August trial date, but the judge granted Naso's request for a later date.

The former Reno, Nev. photographer is accused of killing Roxene Roggasch in 1977, Carmen Colon in 1978, Pamela Parsons in 1993 and Tracy Tafoya in 1994. All four were found strangled in rural areas
of Northern California.

He has pleaded not guilty and is representing himself with the help of a legal advisor.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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