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‘Dating Game Killer’ Rodney James Alcala dies at 77 – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-07-24 21:12:58 –

Rodney Alcala died on July 24, 2021 at the age of 77, as shown in this photo on March 23, 2018. (CDCR)

(KTLA) – According to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the death row prisoner Rodney James Alcala, also known as the “dating game killer,” died of natural causes on Saturday. He was 77 years old.

Alcala, who earned her nickname for appearing on the television show The Dating Game in 1978, was sentenced to death in 1980 for kidnapping and killing 12-year-old Robin Samsoe from Orange County a year ago.

Alcala’s sentence was repeatedly revoked and revived by appeal, but was sentenced to death again in 2010 after his DNA was associated with evidence of other murders.

Alcala was convicted of five first-class murders by a jury in Orange County in 2010. In addition to Samsoe’s murder, Alcala was convicted in 1977 of the murders of Gilbercomb, 18, and Georgia Wixted, 27. Charlotte Lamb, 32, 1978. And Jill Parenteau, 21, 1979.

He was also associated with the two murders in New York and was handed over in 2012 to face the traces of the 1971 Cornelia Krillie and 1977 Ellen Jane Hover murders. In jail. In addition, he was charged with another murder in 2016. This time, 28-year-old Christine Ruth Thornton, who disappeared in Wyoming in 1978 and was six months pregnant at the time, was killed.

According to the CDCR release, law enforcement investigators have connected or suspected Alcala in other cases, including Los Angeles, Marin County, Seattle, New York, New Hampshire, and Arizona.

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