Rodney Alcala

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Rodney Alcala
Rodney Alcala CDCR.jpg
Rodney Alcala at San Quentin State Prison in 1997
Born(1943-08-23)August 23, 1943
DisappearedJuly 8, 2006 (aged 62)
Los Ángeles
StatusMissing for 14 years, 6 months and 19 days
Cause of deathTraffic collision
NationalityAmerican
Other namesDating Game Killer
John Berger
John Burger
Rod Alcala
Conviction(s)Battery, kidnapping, murder, probation violation, rape, providing cannabis to a minor
Criminal penaltyDeath

Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943) is an American rapist and serial killer.

When he was 17, Alcala joined the army.[1] In 1964, he was discharged and was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder.[1] In 1968, he gained a bachelor's degree from UCLA.[1] He committed five murders in California from 1977 to 1979. He was sentenced to death in 2010.[2] He was given an extra sentence of 25 years to life after he pled guilty to two homicides in New York which took place in 1971 and 1977.[3]

Alcala is sometimes called the "Dating Game Killer". During the middle of his murder spree, he appeared on the show in 1978 and won.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Yahoo". Archived from the original on 2014-07-28. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  2. "Rodney Alcala sentenced to death for murders of four women and girl, 12". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  3. ""Dating Game" killer sentenced for 1970s murders". Reuters. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  4. "Convicted serial killer won on 'Dating Game'". CNN. Retrieved 2014-06-23.

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