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This Latino Serial Killer Took Fashion Photos Of His Victims And It’s Creepy AF

Serial killers are some of the most terrifying yet intriguing figures. They should never be idolized, admired, nor romanticized because they do represent the worst of society. This article is about the lesser known, yet just as deplorable, serial killer Rodrigo “Rodney” Jacques Alcala, also known as The Dating Game Killer.

This is Rodrigo “Rodney” Jacques Alcala, once a contestant on “The Dating Game.”

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He appeared on the popular game show on Sept. 13, 1978, as Bachelor No. 1. The host of the show introduced him as a successful photographer who enjoyed skydiving.

What viewers (and show producers) didn’t know was that the dashing young man with long, flowing hair had a very dark past.

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^^ That was his response when asked his favorite time of day. Like, it could be romantic but listening to a serial killer give this answer is just terrifying.

That response might sound flirty, but everything changes when you learn he’s a convicted serial killer.

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Alcala terrorized southern California in the ’60s and ’70s during his murderous rampage targeting young women.

When Alcala was on the show — he actually won a date with the bachelorette — he had already served time for a despicable crime.

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Ten years before being a contestant on “The Dating Game,” Alcala was tried, convicted and spent time (34 months to be exact) in prison for the rape and beating of an 8-year-old girl. The girl survived the attack.

But, it doesn’t end there. In the ’70s, Alcala went on a killing spree.

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Between 1971 and 1979, Alcala killed several people with victims discovered in New York, Seattle and Los Angeles. Alcala was killing people before and after being on “The Dating Game.”

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Alcala would pose a photographer looking for models to lure victims.

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Alcala had countless photos of young women, several underage, that he collected during his years of killing. He would pose a photographer looking for models and would photograph the women in public places in an attempt to gain their trust.

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His victims varied in age, with the youngest being 12 and the oldest being 31.

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His preferred method of killing was to either strangle or bludgeon his victims to death. All were sexually assaulted.

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Alcala had a particularly sickening method of torture involving strangling the victims and resuscitating them and torturing them.

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Many of his victims would be choked until they lost consciousness. Then, he would resuscitate them and begin to sexually assault and beat them.

The gruesome death of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe was the death that led to a manhunt for Alcala.

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Samsoe was riding her bike to a ballet class in Huntington Beach when she was abducted. Her decomposed body was found days later at the Angeles National Forest. In 2014, Samsoe was honored with a plaque in Huntington Beach.

In 1980, Alcala was convicted for the murder of his youngest victim, Robin Samsoe, and was sentenced to death by a judge.

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But a series of appeals led to his death sentence being overturned, twice, on technicalities.

In the early 2000s, Alcala, who had avoided the death penalty twice, was charged with four additional murders.

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A new trial would start with Acala charged for five murders (including the murder of Robin Samsoe). “If there is a hell, I hope Rodney Alcala burns eternally,” one of Alcala’s victim’s sister told the court, according to CNN. “I wish he would experience the terror that he put his victims through.”

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In 2003, DNA testing linked Alcala to the murder of four women in Los Angeles.

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The total number of victims that Alcala was accused of murdering was at seven, including Samsoe, when the trial happened in the early 2000s. Alcala was accused of murdering two women in New York: Cornelia Crilley and Ellen Hover. He was also accused of murdering four women in Los Angeles: Georgia Wixtead, Jill Barcomb, Christina Thornton, and Charlotte Lamb.

Finally, Alcala was convicted of seven murders and received the death penalty.

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Alcala was then sent to San Quentin before also being convicted in the deaths of two New York women.

Decades after the show, during the trial, one of the contestants on stage with Alcala in 1978 broke his silence about the day he met this killer.

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“Oh yeah, I remember it quite clearly,” Jed Mills, a fellow contestant who sat next to Alcala in 1978, told CNN. “He was creepy. Definitely creepy.”

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Watch Alcala’s creepy appearance on “The Dating Game” below:

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Alcala is still on death row at the San Quentin State Prison in California.


READ: The Terrifying Real-Life Story of the Mexican Serial Killer Called ‘La Mataviejitas’

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Daunte Wright’s Mother Says ‘justice isn’t even a word to me’ After Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter

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Daunte Wright’s Mother Says ‘justice isn’t even a word to me’ After Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter

Updated April 15, 2021.

Another Black man is dead, killed by the police.

Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man from Minnesota was murdered on Sunday after a police officer pulled him over for a traffic violation. In an attempt to take in Wright after realizing he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, it is being said that the officer meant to use her Taser but accidentally fired her gun.

Police in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota are saying that Wright’s attempt to reenter his car prompted the police fire.

Body camera footage of the Sunday incident was released for the first time on Monday during a news conference. Footage of the killing shows Wright outside of his car when authorities were attempting to place him under arrest. At one point, in the footage he can be seen attempting to reenter his vehicle, prompting a struggle with officers.

“I’ll tase ya,” a woman officer told Wright in the video after he attempted to kick her. “Taser, Taser, Taser!” the officer is heard yelling in the video before saying “Oh shit! I just shot him.”

Potter has since been arrested on a charge of second-degree manslaughter.

The 48-year-old resigned from the Brooklyn Center Police Department three days after she shot Wright. She has since bonded out on $100,000 bail. and is currently facing a maximum possible sentence of 10 years in prison if convicted.

During a news conference, members of Wright’s family spoke about holding Potter responsible.

Katie Wright, Daunte’s mother, underlined We’re still never going to be able to see our baby boy that we’re never going to have again… So when people say justice, I just shake my head.”

According to Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon, the officer meant to reach for her Taser.

Instead, she grabbed her gun.

“This appears to me, from what I viewed and the officer’s reaction and distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright,” Gannon claimed.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the officer in the incident as Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the police department. Potter is now on administrative leave.

Speaking about her standing, Gannon said “I think we can watch the video and ascertain whether she will be returning.”

Brooklyn Center Mayor Mike Elliott publicly supported Potter’s termination.

“My position is that we cannot afford to make mistakes that lead to the loss of life of other people in our profession, so I do fully support releasing the officer of her duties,” he explained before revealing that the officers initiated the traffic stop after clocking an expired registration tag on the car’s vehicle. When they ran Wright’s name they learned that he had a warrant out for his arrest. “That’s why they were moving from the car and they were making custodial arrest.”

Gannon went onto explain that the only information he had about the arrest warrant was that it was attached to a “gross misdemeanor warrant.”

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Street Vendor By The Name Of Lorenzo Pérez Murdered Execution Style — “The person who killed my dad took away a part of me”

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Street Vendor By The Name Of Lorenzo Pérez Murdered Execution Style — “The person who killed my dad took away a part of me”

Like many street vendors, 45-year-old Lorenzo Pérez sold food to support his family.

Married and the father of four children ages 15, 13, 9, and 1, Perez is described by friends and family as being well known amongst neighborhood residents. He was often seen working alongside his daughter who helped him on occasion. Now, the community and family who knew Perez well are in mourning, after he was shot in broad daylight while doing his job.

Perez died after he being shot in the head in southeast Fresno on Sunday afternoon.

Fresno Police were called to the scene of a possible robbery at Alta and Pierce Avenues, near Kings Canyon and Willow around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. On the way to the scene, the police officers learned that a street vendor had been shot once in the head.

According to reports, Perez was rushed to Community Regional Medical Center where he ultimately died.

Witnesses of the murder told officers that a man had beckoned Perez to come over to him in a way that suggested he was going to purchase something from him.

According to police reports, when Perez walked up to the suspect, the man pulled out a gun and shot the vendor. He then stole a few items, which have not been identified, and flew the scene. Witnesses told police officers that they’d seen the man loitering around the area before the shooting.

A local news station reported that “Officers are now looking into surveillance footage from the area to try and identify the shooter… Through a statement, Fresno City Council President Luis Chavez announced that he will be offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the shooter’s arrest.”

“The coward that murdered our food vendor, turn yourself in and face the consequences. You’ve brought tremendous pain to a family and our city,” Chavez exclaimed in the statement.

To help the Perez family, Councilmember Esmeralda Soria set up a GoFundMe account which has already raised $141,780 out of its $125,000 goal.

Perez’s son, Isai, described his father in a recent interview as a “great man.”

“My father was a great man. He was a great father, a great husband, a great friend,” he said in an interview. “He spread love and kindness. He was about fairness, he wanted to share his happiness. He meant no harm. He didn’t deserve to go like this. The person who killed my dad took away a part of me. My dad went through everything for us. He took away my father. He took away the opportunity of me being with him in his last moments and it’s heartbreaking. I hope they find the murderer soon.”

If you have any information on the shooting please call Valley Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

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