Rodney Alcala Can't Block New York Extradition
Prosecutors in New York City filed extradition papers after Alcala, who is sitting on California's death row, was convicted in Orange County in March 2010 of murdering five females in the '70s, including 12-year-old Robin Samsoe of Huntington Beach.
It marked the third time Alcala, who is adept at filing paperwork that gums up the legal system, had been convicted of killing Samsoe, as two previous convictions were overturned on appeal.
|Dating Gamer Alcala|
During the 1970s, Alcala, a photographer and onetime contestant on The Dating Game, bounced between California and New York, where he went by John Berger.
He is accused of raping and strangling TWA flight attendant Cornelia Crilley, whose body was found in her Upper East Side apartment in June 1971.
His second alleged NYC victim, Ellen Hover, went missing from her Manhattan residence that same year, before Alcala was sent back to California to be prosecuted for a 1968 rape in Los Angeles. Hover's body was found in Westchester County in 1977.
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