Meet Rodney Alcala, Accused Serial Killer
The jury could deliver a verdict in the Southern California trial of accused serial killer Rodney Alcala as early as today. Alcala is charged with killing five women in brutal fashion in the late 1970s.
The trial has been marked by stomach-churning details and Alcala’s decision to represent himself — a defense that includes footage from a dating game appearance he says disproves a point by the prosecution.
Here is an in-depth write-up by Mike von Fremd and producer Bonnie McLean, which explains in detail the belief by some that Alcala may be responsible for many more murders than those he’s been charged with.
His youngest victim, according to authorities, is pictured above, opposite Alcala. Twelve-year-old Robin Samsoe was riding her bicycle to her first ballet class when Alcala allegedly convinced her to get in his car. He has been convicted twice for the child’s murder, but both times the verdicts were overturned.
Ramsoe’s mother told ABC News frankly, “I wish I had a gun again today.”
A full report is scheduled for tonight.