A prolific serial torture-slayer dubbed “The Dating Game Killer” died Saturday while awaiting execution in California, authorities said. Rodney James Alcala was 77. He died of natural causes at a hospital in San Joaquin Valley, California, prison officials said in a statement. Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 for five slayings in California between 1977 and 1979, including that…
Rodney Alcala was sentenced to death on March 30, 2010, for the slayings of a 12-year-old Huntington Beach girl and four Los Angeles County women in the 1970s. Alcala died of natural causes in a hospital near California’s Corcoran State Prison at the age of 77 on July 24, 2021.