By Joseph Ax
NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Convicted California serial
killer Rodney Alcala, sometimes known as the "Dating Game"
killer thanks to his appearance on the television game show more
than 30 years ago, pleaded guilty on Friday to murdering two New
York women in the 1970s.
Alcala, 69, already on death row in California for killing
four women and a 12-year-old girl in that state, was extradited
to New York in June to face charges in the slayings of flight
attendant Cornelia Crilley, 23, and Ellen Hover, 23, the
daughter of a nightclub owner.
The cold case unit of the Manhattan district attorney's
office indicted Alcala last year after conducting more than 100
new interviews with witnesses.
"Rodney Alcala's victims were never forgotten," said
District Attorney Cyrus Vance in a statement.
A professional photographer, Alcala lured his victims by
offering to take their pictures, according to authorities.
Crilley was found strangled in her Manhattan apartment in
1971, while Hover's body was found in Westchester County north
of New York City in 1977.
Alcala, who entered his plea in state Supreme Court in
Manhattan, is scheduled to be sentenced for the New York murders
on Jan. 7.
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