Rodney Alcala Fights Extradition to New York

on November 14, 2011 in Serial Killers by

Rodney Alcala is resisting extradition to the state of New York, where he would face charges in two murders during the 1970’s.

Last year, Alcala was convicted of the rape and murder of five women and girls in California between 1977 and 1979. He was sentenced to death.

In a filing placed by Alcala’s public defenders last month, they said that extraditing Alcala to New York:

pits his right to a meaningful capital appeal against a non-death penalty case in another state that is more than 30 years old.

In the extradition request filed last May, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said:

The ends of justice require the arrest and return of Alcala to this state.

The Marin County judge is not expected to rule on the matter for several months.

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