Rodney Alcala, Southern California Serial Killer, Gets 25 Years to Life for New York Slayings
It is the 69-year-old's third appeal of the California convictions, having twice before won appeals on technicalities after being found guilty in previous trials.
Rodney Alcala, Serial Killer Convicted in Orange County, Pleads Guilty to 2 Murders in New York
The two New York women, airline stewardess Cornelia Crilley and student Ellen Hover, were both 23. Alcala has been in custody since July 1979, when he was arrested for the June 20, 1979, kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe of Huntington Beach.
Besides those three and the four LA County women, Alcala may have at least one other victim: an aspiring model who was raped and murdered in the Bay Area.
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The Associated Press reported the judge fought back tears as he sentenced Alcala in New York.
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