NEW YORK (AP) — A convicted California serial killer has pleaded not guilty to murdering two women in New York City in the 1970s.
Rodney Alcala was arraigned Thursday in a Manhattan court. He was long suspected but indicted only last year in the deaths of Cornelia Crilley and Ellen Hover.
The 68-year-old Alcala is a former photographer and dating-show contestant with an IQ said to top 160. He was convicted in 2010 of killing four women and a 12-year-old girl in Southern California in the 1970s. He was sentenced to death and is appealing.
After that trial, he was indicted in New York. He was brought to the city Wednesday, after 18 months of legal maneuvering over his extradition.