But thinking back on that, I probably did." Alcala was able to charm Cheryl Bradshaw from the other side of the "Dating Game" wall. "He watched the game and he gave those answers and he won, so he learned some tricks.
But a psychopath's true nature comes seeping through.
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist and serial killer sometimes called “The Dating Game Killer.” He was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor in San Antonio, Texas, in 1943.
While he was convicted of murdering five people during the late 70s in 2010, some homicide investigators believe that has killed many more.
Alcala was sentenced to death in 2010 for the murder of five women between 19 in California.
Alcala was working as a counselor at a children’s arts camp in New Hampshire, when two of the children saw his Wanted poster in the local post office and reported him.
Alcala was soon arrested and sent back to California.
In 1968, Alcala committed his first known crime, when he lured an eight-year-old girl into his Hollywood apartment – and then raped and beat her with a steel bar.
Alcala fled the state and rolled in the NYU film school under the alias of “John Berger.” In 1971, the FBI added Alcala to its “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list.