A terrible story of a charming killer: a maniac of a reality show was raped and killed 7 womenBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/a-terrible-story-of-a-charming-killer-a-maniac-of-a-reality-show-was-raped-and-killed-7-women.html
In 1978, Rodney Alcala was sitting next to two other guys on the American show "the Dating Game" (The Dating Game). Charming and clever photographer won the competition, becoming the lover of the heroine of the TV show. At that time he had already murdered five women and raped 8-year-old girl. A macabre tale of a serial killer, which fascinated the girls with its charm, has become one of the most sensational in the criminal annals of the United States of the last century.Rodney Alcala raped and strangled his victims, and then brought them to life before killing. According to official data, in 1970-ies he killed seven women, but the real number of victims can be much higher. Maniac took pictures of the victim's body, and sometimes take trophies — jewelry or other small items.
Pervert fled the scene and went to new York. There he enrolled in a film school under an assumed name of John Berger. Three years later, two students saw a photo of Alcala in the poster "wanted FBI". They noticed a surprising similarity between him and John Berger — photographer who conducted classes in their summer camp for girls. The student went to the police, but the maniac had somehow managed to get on the case Hoists a lighter charge than statutory rape.
In the prison of Alcala acted as if completely changed. He was calm, reading a lot, attending different clubs and classes. After only two years in prison the offender was released early. Two months later he was back behind bars after attacking a 13-year-old girl. He was a member of the trust of the victims, persuading them to become models for photos.Rodney Alcala was drafted into the army at age 17, but soon was released from service because he was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. One of the symptoms of mental illness — lack of guilt and empathy.
Maniac believed himself smarter than everyone else. He used charm to attract victims, and in prison he managed to fool even the psychiatrist, after convincing the doctor that he's healthy.
In 1973 in new York, the perpetrator killed the 23-year-old flight attendant Cornelia Crilly, strangled her with a nylon stocking, and then biting his girlfriend in the throat.
In 1977, Alcala took the life of 23-year-old artist and musician Ellen Hover. Her body couldn't find for a year. The girl's father was the owner of a famous Hollywood nightclub Ciro's, which often met the stars. In Notepad Ellen found the entry: on the day of her disappearance, she was supposed to meet with John Berger.
Before alkali took part in the reality show "the Dating Game" in September 1978, he killed three more women — 18-year-old Gill Barcomb, 27-year-old Georgia Wixted and 32-year-old Charlotte lamb. For participation in the telecast was not performed additional verification of identity, as a result, the maniac came on the show and was fascinated by the main character Cheryl Bradshaw. However, later she refused to go out with him, sensing that something was wrong. But she could be the next victim.
It is unclear how the pervert had managed so long to hide from the police, and why he suddenly decided to "light up" on television.
After a year of Alcala offered a 12-year-old Robin Samosa and her friend Bridget Wilvert, which met at the beaches in California, to participate in a photo shoot. Soon Robin was gone. Her body was found after 12 days. The photographer is a pervert was convicted of her death in 1980. However, the girl's mother had to seek just punishment for a serial killer within three trial.In the end, Rodney Alcala was found guilty in all the committed murders, and in 2010 he was sentenced to death. His first victim, Tali Shapiro, was mystery witness at the last hearing and saw his tormentor for the first time after he mocked her many years ago. Police found in his house of 1000 photos of girls and women, many of whom were openly sexual nature.
The family of Christine Thornton recognized her on found images. The girl was 28 years old when Alcala murdered her in Wyoming in 1982.
They say that victims of Alcala was much more. It is likely that among women in the photos maniac, there are those whom he had killed.
Another brutal kidnapper and rapist, Ariel Castro (Ariel Castro), has committed suicide in a prison cell in 2013. His victims is still telling the world about the atrocities of this criminal. Three girls whom Castro abducted in the street and forcibly detained in his house for nine years, raping and mocking, continue to share the terrible details of life in captivity.