Serial Killer Alcala Pleads Not Guilty in NY
“Dating Game” serial killer Rodney Alcala seemed amused Thursday as he left a Manhattan courtroom after pleading not guilty to two murders in Manhattan in the 1970s.
With shackles jangling around his orange prison garb and his gray frizzy curls pulled into a ponytail at the nape of his neck, Alcala, 68, had a slight smile on his face after Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie Wittner ordered him to be held without bail.
After all, what could New York do to him? California already has him on death row for strangling five females including a 12-year-old girl.
Alacala, aka John Berger, was formally charged with the deaths of Cornelia Crilley, a TWA flight attendant strangled with her pantyhose in her Upper East side apartment, and Ellen Hover, the daughter of a Hollywood nightclub owner, whose body was found on the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills, N.Y.
I am sure that he is enjoying the attention and the new location. The saddest thing is that the article is right, what else can N.Y. do to him?
What the trial can do, hopefully, is give the families some closure and maybe even some peace.
Filed under: Child Killer, Death Penalty, Forensics, Serial Killers, True Crime, United States True Crime, Unsolved Murder, Victim’s Rights Tagged: Cornelia Crilley, Ellen Hover, John Berger, Rodney Alcala
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