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Alleged serial killer convicted in 1974 California murder

John Arthur Getreu
Posted at 9:53 PM, Sep 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-16 00:53:33-04

STANFORD, Calif. (AP)  — An alleged San Francisco Bay Area serial killer has been convicted of strangling the daughter of former Stanford University athletic director Chuck Taylor nearly 50 years ago.

A San Mateo County jury took about an hour to convict John Getreu on Tuesday.

The 77-year-old Hayward man was accused of sexually assaulting and killing 21-year-old Janet Taylor.

Getreu also has pleaded not guilty to the 1973 killing of 21-year-old Leslie Perlov, who was found near a Stanford-area running trail. He also served prison time for the rape and death of a woman in West Germany in 1964.