Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor
August 23, 1943
|Died||July 24, 2021 (aged 77)|
|Cause of death||Natural causes|
|Other names||The Dating Game Killer|
|Conviction(s)||Battery, kidnapping, murder, probation violation, rape, providing cannabis to a minor|
|Criminal charge||1 count of battery|
1 count of kidnapping
Violation of probation
2 counts of rape
1 count of providing cannabis to a minor
5 counts of first-degree murder (2010)
|Victims||At least 8, possibly up to 130|
Span of crimes
|July 24, 1979|
|Imprisoned at||California State Prison, Corcoran|
When he was 17, Alcala joined the army. In 1964, he was discharged and was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. In 1968, he gained a bachelor's degree from UCLA. He committed five murders in California from 1977 to 1979. He was sentenced to death in 2010. 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.
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