With at least two victims under his belt, Rodney Alcala had already kicked off his serial killing career when he appeared on the popular game show The Dating Game in 1978. He was accepted as a contestant on the show despite being a convicted rapist.
Alcala, 68, has been convicted of five murders in California and is currently on death row. Read the whole convoluted case of the amateur photographer and one-time contestant on The Dating Game, who managed to stave off a murder conviction for 30 years.
In 1978, Rodney Alcala was a winning contestant on the television game show “The Dating Game.” Rodney would eventually be famous for other reasons which included ruthless murders of women and teenage boys. As time goes on, suspicion continues to rise on how many people Rodney has actually killed.
California serial killer Alcala is on his way to New York to face charges of murdering two women in the 1970s. The former Dating Show contestant has already been convicted of four murders in California, and may have killed as many as 130 people. Read the whole story.