Rodney Alcala

Demographic Info

AKAVictimsSexEthnicityCountryTypeMotivationBirthDeath
The Dating Game Killer, John Berger, John BurgerConvicted of 7, suspected in many moreMaleCaucasianUSANomadicSexual, Sadistic1943/08/23 (San Antonio, Texas, USA)n/a

Bibliography

TitleAuthorSources
Dating Game Killer, The: The True Story of a TV Dating Show, a Violent Sociopath, and a Series of Brutal MurdersStella SandsAmazon, Kindle eBook, Kim Cantrell Review
Perfect JusticeDon LasseterAmazon

Videography

TitleSources
True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: Killer Contestant (Episode 1x13)Brian Combs Review

Rodney Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 in California for the murder of four women and one girl. He is under indictment for two murders in New York.

He is called the Dating Game Killer because he once appeared on that show.

It is suspected that he may be responsible for many more murders.

Blog Posts

Rodney Alcala Sentenced in New York

on January 8th, 2013 in Serial Killers by | 5 Comments

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…

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Rodney Alcala Pleads Guilty

on December 14th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Rodney Alcala plead to his sixth and seventh murders today in a New York City courtroom. Alcala, who fought extradition from California to New York, admitted to the murder of Cornelia Crilley in 1971 and Ellen Hover in 1977. Investigators believe that Alcala was one of the most prolific serial…

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Rodney Alcala Pleads Not Guilty in New York

on June 22nd, 2012 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Thursday afternoon, Rodney Alcala pleaded “not guilty” in the murders of Cornelia Crilley and Ellen Hover. Wearing an orange jumpsuit with his long gray hair in a ponytail, these were the only words he said. Outside the courtroom, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said: After more than three decades, the…

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Rodney Alcala Headed to New York

on June 20th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 6 Comments

Having lost his appeals to prevent extradition, Rodney Alcala is headed to New York today to face charges in the murder of two women in the 1970’s. He could be arraigned as early as today.

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Rodney Alcala to be Extradited to New York

on May 10th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Rodney Alcala’s petition to block his extradition to the State of New York was denied by the California Supreme Court on Wednesday. He has been charged with killing to women there in the 1970s. In 2010, he was convicted of killing four women and a 12-year-old girl in California during…

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Rodney Alcala Extradition to New York Approved

on February 8th, 2012 in Serial Killers by | 1 Comment

Marin County Judge Paul Haakenson ruled Tuesday that Rodney Alcala can be extradited to New York. He was indicted there last year in the strangling deaths of two women. Alcala was resisting extradition, claiming he needed to prepare to appeal his death penalty sentence in California. He was sentenced to…

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Rodney Alcala Fights Extradition to New York

on November 14th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

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…

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Review: True Crime with Aphrodite Jones: “Killer Contestant”

on April 14th, 2011 in Serial Killers, Video Reviews by | 1 Comment

I have a theory: if a true crime show has the host’s name in the title, it’s not going to be that great. And True Crime with Aphrodite Jones proves that theory correct. She spends way too much time talking about how the story makes her feel, and she has…

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Rodney Alcala is a Litigious Convict

on March 26th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

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….

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Rodney Alcala Indicted for Two Additional Murders

on January 27th, 2011 in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Rodney Alcala, who was sentenced to death in California for the murder of four women and a 12-year-old girl, has been indicted for two additional murders in Manhattan. Cornelia Michel Crilley was found raped and strangled in her upper East Side apartment in 1971. Ellen Hover disappeared in 1977. Her…

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