Dating game contestant serial killer
Martha Bashford: There was bite mark evidence where he had bitten her breast.
Steve Braccini | Former cold case detective, NYPD: It's his dental impression – is the one that's on her body.
Matt Murphy: His parole officer saw that and -- and called the detectives and said, "Look, there's a guy that used to be on my caseload. His name is Rodney Alcala."It had been nearly 11 years since Alcala had left 8-year-old Tali Shapiro for dead. He lived with his mother in Monterey Park, a stone's throw from the mountains where Robin's remains were located. That he -- nobody could account for his whereabouts at that time. Rodney Alcala was arrested on July 24 and charged with the kidnap and murder of Robin Samsoe. Pat Ellis | Huntington Beach Police Dept.: At one point he mentions him having a storage locker in Seattle, Washington, that the cops don't know about. Matt Murphy: So at that point, those are all the nuts and bolts that you need for a successful prosecution.
Equally incriminating was the evidence left on her body.Rodney Alcala, who was convicted of killing seven women between 19 and possibly murdered many more, took time out during his killing spree to appear on The Dating Game. The Bachelorette picked him over the other two contestants.The Bachelorette, Cheryl, doesn’t pick up on any of this.Marianne Connelly to reporters: It was a poor exchange of my daughter's life, but maybe it will save someone else's by him being gone. The jury had been improperly told about Alcala's prior sex crimes, including the attack on Tali. The Samsoe family was steadfast in the face of a second trial for the murder of Robin. Marianne Connelly | Robin Samsoe's mother [in tears]: He killed my child, child.Six years after the first verdict, a clean-cut Rodney Alcala was convicted a second time. Alcala had been on San Quentin's death row since 1980.