1978 episode of the dating game
"The more time has gone by, the creepier it gets," he said, "because it kind of sinks in slowly.
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The crimes Alcala committed date to the late 1970s.
Nobody at the time knew the man with the wavy long hair and toothy grin was an apparent psychopath -- an unstable, antisocial personality.
But a psychopath's true nature comes seeping through.
(CNN) -- 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.
He is hoping to persuade the jury in Santa Ana, California, to spare his life.
"He is showing his psychopathic personality in the green room," she said. Those were his enemies, and he had to beat them to get the girl and he wanted to win. This guy was going on the show to prove how special and wonderful he was.
And his ego was riding on it." Though Bradshaw chose Alcala as her date, she refused to go out with him, according to published reports.A registered sex-offender, Rodney Alcala got his 15-minutes of fame as a successful contestant on "The Dating Game" in 1978.