Rodney Alcala

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    June 7, 2013

    Richard Ramirez, Infamous "Night Stalker" Serial Killer, Dead

    News reports are emerging that Richard Ramirez, the infamous "Night Stalker" that terrorized Southern California through 1984 and 1985, has passed away at San Quentin State Prison. He was 53. Anyone who grew up during the mid-1980s remember the terror that Ramirez inflicted, as his murder-and-rape ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Rodney Alcala, Southern California Serial Killer, Gets 25 Years to Life for New York Slayings

    Serial killer Rodney Alcala, who was sentenced to death in an Orange County courtroom in 2010, was sentenced today to 25 years to life for two murders in New York during the 1970s. Alcala pleaded guilty in the Big Apple last month, explaining to the judge that would allow him to be returned to Calif ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Rodney Alcala, Serial Killer Convicted in Orange County, Pleads Guilty to 2 Murders in New York

    Rodney Alcala vehemently denied killing Robin Samsoe as he defended himself in the trial that preceded his 2010 conviction for slaying the Huntington Beach 12-year-old and four young Los Angeles County women in the 1970s.But the serial killer who has been sentenced to death three times in California ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    Rodney Alcala Hits the Big Apple

    Rodney Alcala, of serial killer and The Dating Game fame, is no longer Orange County's or California's problem.At least not temporarily, as U.S. Marshals today plucked him from the corner of the state's Death Row he darkens to board a plane for New York, where the now-68-year-old is to make a comman ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Rodney Alcala Can't Block New York Extradition

    The California Supreme Court Wednesday denied serial killer Rodney Alcala's request to block his extradition to New York, where he is accused of murdering two young women in the 1970s.Prosecutors in New York City filed extradition papers after Alcala, who is sitting on California's death row, was co ... More >>

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    February 9, 2012

    Rodney Alcala Can Be Extradited to New York: Judge

    ​A judge in Northern California has ruled Rodney Alcala, the serial killer sitting on Death Row for killing a 12-year-old Huntington Beach girl and four women in Los Angeles County in the 1970s, can be extradited to New York to stand trial for two murders there.Alcala is currently scheduled to be ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Rodney Alcala Wants to Stay on Death Row

    ​Serial killer Rodney Alcala has been behind bars since his arrest in 1979 for the murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe of Huntington Beach. Through his original convictions, overturned convictions and re-affirmed convictions, the 68-year-old has remained incarcerated in California. Against characte ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011

    Rodney Alcala's Head Examined on TV Tonight

    I.D.​It's all Rodney Alcala, all the time on tonight's True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, a weekly program on cable TV's I.D. (Investigation Discovery) channel.The show will attempt to get inside the mind of the serial killer who was convicted in March 2010 and returned to Death Row for the murder o ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Rodney Alcala, Convicted Serial Killer, Demanded Payback for Candy and Playboys in OC Jail

    ​Larry Welborn has a fascinating piece on The Orange County Register site about the 26 claims serial killer Rodney Alcala filed against his Orange County jailers while he was holed up in Santa Ana defending himself in his third (and hopefully final) death-penalty trial.Among the items the jailhous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    [UPDATED] Rodney Alcala Tied to 1977 Murder of Bay Area Teen Whose Mother Long Ago Forgave the Killer

    ​UPDATE, MARCH 9, 10:58 A.M.: While the Marin County Sheriff's Department is convinced Rodney Alcala is responsible for the death of Pamela Jean Lambson, the 19-year-old whose body was found near a trail in 1977, the case was closed without trying the notorious serial killer.The DNA samples from t ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Rodney Alcala Charged for New York Murders

    Alcala on The Dating Game in the '70s​Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced at a news conference Thursday that convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala will be extradited from California to the Big Apple to face trial for the murders of two women in the 1970s.Alcala, 67, is curr ... More >>

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    December 22, 2010

    Top 15 Notable OC Quotes of 2010

    Rev. Schuller: Give me mo' money!​15. "I want to tongue every inch of you because I love you."--A text message Oxford Academy high-school history teacher Christopher John Ontiveros allegedly sent to a 17-year-old female student before his arrest for sex crimes.14. "[Barney Frank] will be shot dead ... More >>

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    July 18, 2010

    Sunday News Notes

    ​Sunday's local news highlights include:Unsolved 1977 NY Murder Tied Again to OC-LA Serial KillerVeteran courthouse reporter Larry Welborn got nearly a full page today to tell the tragic story of popular 23-year-old Ellen Jane Hover of Manhattan. Hover was murdered 33 years ago this month aft ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    Weekly Contributor Christine Pelisek Named CNN's Most Intriguing Person of the Day

    ​It may not hold a Roman candle to being a perennial winner of awards and journalist-of-the-year nominations from the likes of the Los Angeles Press Club, but at least the fine investigative reporting of frequent Weekly contributor Christine Pelisek has received national exposure.Moments ago, CNN' ... More >>

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    March 30, 2010

    Rodney Alcala Death Sentence Confirmed by Judge. Is Third Time a Charm?

    Robin Samsoe, R.I.P.​Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco Briseno handed down the maximum punishment--death--for serial killer Rodney Alcala after friends of relatives of his known murder victims made statements to the court. It was the third time in three decades that Alcala got the death ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    OC is a Killer County

    Have a seat; this could take a while.​Serial killer Rodney Alcala received the death sentence for the third time in as many decades today. Could sentence number three mean he'll be mainlining the state's death-cocktail sometime soon? Hardly.

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    March 10, 2010

    As Killers and Suspects Clog OC Courts, Rackauckas Unveils Rally for Victims

    bos.ocgov.comBoard of Supervisors Chairwoman Pat Bates speaks at last year's inaugural victims' rights rally in front of the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana.​According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office, a lot of people with blood on their hands have been passing through San ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010
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    January 21, 2010
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    January 15, 2010

    Racist OC Register Fustercluck of the Day

    ​ Headline: Serial Murder Suspect Says He Will TestifyComment by taukujira: Deport him to Mexico. If we watched our borders, those crimes would have never happened.Editor's Note: Rodney Alcala may be a serial killer, rapist and pederast and thus the lowest form of life on planet earth, but the one ... More >>