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‘Dating Game' Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Dies in Prison

A 77-year-old inmate who spent time on California's death row for kidnapping and murdering a 12-year-old Huntington Beach girl and killing four other people died Saturday of natural causes, state officials said. Rodney James Alcala died of natural causes at 1:43 a.m. at a hospital in the community near Corcoran...
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‘Dating Game Killer’ Rodney Alcala Dies Of Natural Causes While On Death Row

SANTA ANA (CBSLA) — Serial killer Rodney James Alcala, known as the “Dating Game Killer” for his appearance on a reality show, died of natural causes on Saturday morning after spending decades on death row. Alcala died at 1:43 a.m. in a local community hospital. He was sentenced to death in Orange County twice in 1980 and 1986 for the 1979 kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe. The sentences were overturned two times and Alcala was granted a new trial. Alcala’s DNA matched evidence in other murders and he ended up being indicted for the murders of four other women. He was also charged with murders in New York and Wyoming, and investigators have also linked him to murders in Seattle, New Hampshire, and Arizona.
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'Dating Game Killer' Rodney Alcala dies at 77

Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala, known as the 'Dating Game Killer' because of his appearance on the TV show as a bachelor contestant in 1978, has died of natural causes, California prison officials said Saturday. Alcala, 77, was condemned to death row for murdering five people, including 12-year-old Robin Samsoe...

Pedestrian Struck By A Semi, Seriously Injured On Southbound I-15 On Fontana

FONTANA, CA. (Pain In The Pass) >> A pedestrian was seriously injured Friday night after being hit by a semi. California Highway Patrol and San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to the incident of a vehicle versus a pedestrian that was reported about 9:43 pm on Friday July 23, 2021. According from the CHP traffic log the pedestrian for unknown reasons was walking in the #3 lane just after the construction zone that was coned off on southbound 15 side from Glen Helen Parkway to Sierra Avenue. Seconds later the pedestrian was hit in the #3 lane just after Sierra Ave onramp, by a semi that did stop and pull over to the shoulder.
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‘Dating Game Killer’ dies at 77

Death-row inmate Rodney James Alcala, also known as the “Dating Game Killer,” died Saturday of natural causes, according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He was 77 years old. Alcala, who earned his nickname due to a 1978 appearance on the television show “The...