'Dating Game Killer' faces two more murder charges 0
Five-time killer Rodney Alcala once appeared as a bachelor on the 1970s show The Dating Game. (YouTube)
A five-time killer who once appeared as a bachelor on the 1970s show The Dating Game will be arraigned Thursday on two more charges of murder.
Rodney Alcala, 68, has been on death row in California since 2010, convicted of murdering four women and a 12-year-old girl between November 1977 and June 1979.
Alcala appeared on The Dating Game in 1978, right in the middle of his vicious killing spree. Introduced on the show as a successful photographer, he had already been convicted of the 1968 rape of an eight-year-old girl and had already raped, sodomized, strangled, beaten and killed 18-year-old Jill Barcomb and 27-year-old Georgia Wixted, for which he was later convicted.
Between 1979 and 2010, Alacala was linked to and convicted of the brutal murders of Charlotte Lamb, 33, Jill Parenteau, 21, and Robin Samsoe, 12, but had his death sentence overturned twice.
Last year, New York's district attorney charged him with the slayings of Cornelia Crilley, and Ellen Hover, both 23, in that state, in 1971 and 1977, respectively. He was escorted to N.Y. for a court appearance Thursday.
Alcala, whose appearance on the game show can be seen on YouTube, won the date with the bachelorette, but she reportedly declined the outing offered to them by the show.