US cold case accused in court

Michael Balsamo and Jonathan Cooper

The US man accused of being the Golden State Killer did not enter a plea during his first court appearance.

Joseph James DeAngelo was formally charged on Friday in Sacramento County Superior Court on two counts of murder.

He was handcuffed in a wheelchair and five police officers surrounded him as he listened to the judge with his eyes barely open.

A court official read the details of the charges that DeAngelo is facing and a judge asked if he had a lawyer.

In a frail voice, DeAngelo responded: "I have a lawyer."

An attorney from the public defender's office was with him in court.

DeAngelo has been denied bail.