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California serial killer Rodney Alcala was sentenced to additional prison time in New York for the murders of two more women, a case that brought a veteran judge to tears during the hearing.
Alcala, who is already on death row in California for the murders of four women and a girl, pleaded guilty in December to the 1971 murder of Cornelia Crilley and the 1977 murder of Ellen Hover, both in New York.
Two weeks ago in Southern California, Rodney Alcala was convicted of murdering four women and a girl between 19.
Today, CNN reports that during that period the serial killer was the winning bachelor on an episode of .
He had already been convicted of raping an 8-year-old girl.