Dating game serial killer
In fact, she ends up choosing Alcala over the other two contestants despite his lackluster answers like, “Nighttime is the best time,” and “I’m a banana…peel me.” However, she cut things off immediately after their one date, claiming that she found him “creepy.” How right she was.
Prosecutors said Alcala met Thornton on a road trip before killing her and burying her body on a ranch, the San Jose Mercury News reported.Alcala was also convicted of sexually assaulting five of his murder victims. A convicted serial killer now awaiting sentencing once did time as Bachelor No. Rodney Alcala, 66, who in February was found guilty of the murders of four women and a child in the late 1970s, appeared on the lighthearted game show in 1978 -- and won. Definitely creepy," fellow contestant Jed Mills, who sat next to Alcala on the show, told CNN.The photo was found while searching Alcala's possessions during a previous investigation.Alcala is imprisoned in California's Corcoran State Prison and is sentenced to death.Rodney Alcala on Tuesday was charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of Christine Ruth Thornton.
Investigators believe the now 73-year-old Alcala killed Thornton in Sweetwater County based on a photo that appears to show her on remote public land near Granger, near where her remains were found.
Soon thereafter, Acala was indicted for the murders of several other women throughout the country.
During investigations, officials found more than 1,000 sexually explicit photos taken by Acala of women and teenaged boys.
When he appeared as a contestant on the show, he was a convicted rapist in the middle of his killing spree.
The Bachelorette, Cheryl, doesn’t pick up on any of this.
Still, it wasn't until 1980 when Alcala would be convicted of murder.