Dating Game Killer charges to be dismissed

Serial killer died July 24

A first-degree murder charge filed against Rodney Alcala, a man known as the Dating Game Killer, will be dropped in Sweetwater County following his death.

Alcala, 77, died July 24 while awaiting execution in California according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He died of natural causes.

“We did not extradite him due to prison officials stating that he was not ambulatory,” Sweetwater County Attorney Dan Erramouspe wrote in an email to the Star. “I kept the charges filed nonetheless. Now that he has passed, I will be dismissing.”

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