Serial killer from 1970 dating show
Known as "The Dating Game" killer because of his appearance on the show, Alcala pleaded guilty to two counts of intentional murder on December 14.
When they knocked on the door, he escaped out the back and evaded arrest. In 1971, Alcala is believed to have raped and strangled Cornelia Crilley, a Trans World Airlines flight attendant, in her Manhattan apartment.Alcala came to New York in 1968 to escape authorities after an 8-year-old girl was found raped and beaten in his apartment.He enrolled in film school at New York University under the name “John Berger,” and studied under director Roman Polanski. [Morning and afternoon] are okay, but nighttime is when it really gets good.Then you are really ready." Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor), a.k.a.NEW YORK (Reuters) - Convicted California serial killer Rodney Alcala, a contestant on "The Dating Game" television show more than 30 years ago, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday for murdering two New York women in the 1970s.
Alcala, 69, already on death row in California for killing four women and a 12-year-old girl in that state, was extradited to New York in June to face charges in the slayings of flight attendant Cornelia Crilley, 23, and Ellen Hover, 23, the daughter of a nightclub owner.
Today’s arraignment brings us a step closer to obtaining justice for Ms. Hover.” Crilley was found raped and strangled inside her Upper East Side apartment in June of 1971.
Hover, who was living in Manhattan at the time of her death, was found murdered in Westchester County in 1977.
A California serial killer — who once appeared as “bachelor number one” on the 1970s dating show “Dating Game” — was in a Manhattan courtroom this morning where he pleaded not guilty to all charges stemming from the murders of two women more than 30 years ago.
In all, Rodney Alcala, 68, has been charged with one count each of felony murder, intentional murder, and second-degree murder after new evidence fingered him in the murders of two 23-year-old women — TWA flight attendant Cornelia Crilley, and Ciro’s heiress Ellen Hover — in New York in 19.
Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala was charged with murder Tuesday in Wyoming in the killing of a woman reported missing in 1977 – a charge authorities credited, in part, to information from the Huntington Beach Police Department.