Rodney Alcala

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Photo Links Dating Game Killer to 1977 Wyoming Murder

Alcala accused of killing pregnant woman

(Newser) - Serial killer Rodney Alcala has been charged with another murder almost 40 years after his 1970s killing spree. Investigators say Alcala, 73—who has been behind bars since 1979 and was sentenced to death in 2010—murdered 28-year-old Texas woman Christine Ruth Thornton in Wyoming during a road trip in... More »

'Dating Game' Killer Sentenced to 25 Years

Rodney Alcala is already facing death sentence in California

(Newser) - A California serial killer who left a trail of brutalized women's bodies in his wake was sentenced today in New York to an additional 25 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering two young women here in the 1970s. Emotions in the courtroom were running high... More »

Woman: I Posed for 'Charming' Dating Game Killer

On a NYC rooftop with Rodney Alcala, and lived to tell the tale

(Newser) - Judy Cole posed for a serial killer and lived to tell the tale. Cole and eight other women came forward this week after police released a trove of pictures taken by photographer-turned-serial-killer Rodney Alcala, also known as the Dating Game killer , who was sentenced to death last month. Cole tells... More »

Serial Killer Was Dating Game Winner

Fellow contestant recalls 'creepy' Rodney Alcala

(Newser) - California serial killer Rodney Alcala charmed his way to victory on the Dating Game during his late '70s killing spree. Fellow contestant Jed Mills recalls Bachelor No. 1 as "creepy. Definitely creepy." There was "something about him, I could not be near him." The young woman... More »

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