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Decades of suspicion, an indictment last year and 18 months of legal maneuvering over extraditing him culminated last month when he arrived in New York City on a U. Alcala was indicted in January 2011, after the Manhattan district attorney's cold-case unit re-examined the cases, looked at countless documents that emerged during the California trial and conducted their interviews with the dozens of witnesses.'It is my hope that this indictment brings a small measure of peace to the families and friends who have spent decades searching for answers, and justice,' Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance told the California authorities had said they were exploring whether Alcala could be tied to cases in New York and other states.They had released more than 100 photos, found in his storage locker, of young women and girls.'These cases were built one brick at a time, as each new lead brought us closer to where we are today,' District Attorney Cyrus R. said when Alcala was indicted, adding that he hoped the indictment 'brings a small measure of peace to the families and friends who have spent decades searching for answers, and justice.'Hover's disappearance and Crilley's death made headlines and spurred extensive searches in the early 1970s.The crimes took place between November 1977 and June 1979, and covered a wide swath of suburban Los Angeles from Burbank to El Segundo, authorities said.A jury earlier this month recommended that Alcala receive the death penalty.‘Sorry,’ the judge said as she gathered herself to continue.‘I just want to say I hope the family finds some peace and solace.’ Emotional day: Katie Stigell, left, sister of victim Cornelia Crilley and District Attorney Cyrus Vance, right, spoke in the court room after Alcala was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday While he has been incarcerated in New York, he has not had library privileges so he has not been able to conduct research and work on his case and he intimated in court on Friday that he is eager to resume work on trying to get himself off death row. The convicted serial killer was placed in police custody.
Gabriel Falcon AC360° Writer Before he was a convicted serial killer, Rodney Alcala was a winning bachelor on "The Dating Game." "Oh yeah, I remember it quite clearly," said Jed Mills, the game-show contestant who sat next to Alcala in 1978. Definitely creepy." Found guilty in February of murdering four women and a child, Alcala, 66, is acting as his own attorney in the penalty phase of the trial.
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