Joseph Naso

File booking photograph of Joseph Naso, charged with the slayings of four prostitutes dating back to the 1970s

79-year-old Joseph Naso is an accused serial killer.

Naso, who is acting as his own attorney, could face the death penalty if convicted of killing more than one of four northern California prostitutes in the “alphabet murders,” so called because the first and last name of each victim begins with the same letter.

He has admitted a penchant for photographing women in nylons and high heels but denies killing anyone.

Two victims, Roxene Roggasch, 18, and Carmen Colon, 22, were slain in the 1970s. Two others, Pamela Parsons, 38, and Tracy Tafoya, 31, were killed in the 1990s.

Probation officers arrested Naso in 2010 after searching his Nevada home and finding hundreds of photographs of scantily clad women, some appearing dead or unconscious. Also found was what prosecutors described as diaries of sexual assaults and a list of victim dumping grounds, triggering the murder investigation.

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