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By David Martin

Dating Game Killer won't come to Wyo.

Unable to leave hospital wing


A serial killer suspected of a 1977 murder in Sweetwater County won’t be extradited to face charges here.

Last week, Sweetwater County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe announced Rodney Alcala won’t be extradited from California due to his health. Alcala is in the hospital wing of Corcoran Penitentiary in Corcoran, Calif., and is unable to leave without medical support.

Alcala is accused of the 1977 murder of 28-year-old Christine Ruth Thornton, of San Antonio, Texas. Thornton’s remains were found northeast of Granger in 1982 by a rancher. While evidence had deteriorated in the years betwee...

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