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.
Alcala already had been convicted for the 1968 rape of an 8-year-old girl, according to CNN, but that didn't stop him from making an impression on the female participant, Cheryl Bradshaw.
Alcala was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor in Texas in 1943. After he suffered a nervous breakdown, he was medically discharged when the military psychiatrist diagnosed him with antisocial personality disorder.
Alcala, now out of the Army, enrolled in UCLA School of Fine Arts where is earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1968.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.Then you are really ready." Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor), a.k.a."The Dating Game Killer", is a convicted serial killer and rapist currently on trial for additional murders.