Rodney Alcala is a Litigious Convicton March 26, 2011 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Convicted serial killer served as his own lawyer in his death penalty murder trial last year. That didn’t work out too well for him as he was condemned to death for the rape, torture and murder of five women in the 1970s.
But that defeat has not changed his ways. While he was housed in the Orange County Jail, he filed a number of civil claims and lawsuits. His complaints included:
– Occasionally being denied television in the jail dayroom
– Being denied access to his Playboy subscription
– Not being given two candy bars for Thanksgiving when other inmates were
– Having to pay for his own eye exams and root canal
– Deputies losing his civilian clothes and not providing him with “climatically suitable clothing adequate for seasonal comfort and protection”
– Receiving negligent and careless treatment for acute tinea unguium infection (toe nail fungus)
All claims have been denied, except for two for the loss of personal effects, which were settled for $72.03 and for $21.00.