Dating game contestant murderer
Alcala’s parents were Raoul Alcala Buquor and Anna Maria Gutierrez.
A military psychiatrist diagnosed him as having antisocial personality disorder, and Alcala was given a medical discharge.
After killing them, Alcala placed their bodies in grotesque poses, sometimes photographing them.
By this time, the family of the girl he’d beaten and raped had moved to Mexico, and they refused to let her testify at the trial.Rodney James Alcala was on the Dating Game in the 1970's.On the show he referred to himself as "The Banana." (He insisted that the bachelorette should try and peel him.) Alcala also murdered 5 people in the `70's. Yesterday, a California jury recommended the death penalty for the 66-year old man who once appeared on the Dating Game.He was nicknamed the “Dating Game Killer” because he was the winning contestant on the ABC prime-time game show in 1978 during his reign of terror.A smooth talker with a near-genius IQ, Alcala preyed on young attractive women, luring some of them by telling them he was a professional photographer who wanted to enter their pictures in a photography contest.