Rodney Alcala Sentenced in New York

on January 8, 2013 in Serial Killers by

Rodney Alcala was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Monday for the murders of Cornelia Crilley and Ellen Hover in New York in the 1970s. Alcala pleaded guilty to the murders last month.

Judge Bonnie Wittner choked up as she read the sentence, describing the murders as “an inexplicably brutal, horrible act”.

Alcala will be transported back to death row in California, but should his convictions there be overturned, he would be returned to New York to serve his sentence.

While convicted of seven murders, estimates of the total number of his victims run from 50 to 130.

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