Serial killer who was on the dating game
When police arrived, they kicked in the door and found Tali laying on the kitchen floor in a large puddle of blood and not breathing.
Because of the brutality of the beating, they thought she was dead and begin to search for Alcala in the apartment.
During the penalty phase, Alcala attempted to sway the jury away from the death penalty by playing the song "Alice's Restaurant" by Arlo Guthrie, which includes the lyrics, "I mean, I wanna, I wanna kill. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth. I mean kill, Kill, KILL, KILL." Immediately after Alcala's conviction, the Huntington Police released 120 of Alcala's photos to the public.
Suspecting that Alcala had more victims, the police asked for the public's help in identifying the women and children in the photos.
At around the age of 12, Anna Maria moved the family to Los Angeles.
He was charged with the four Los Angeles murders, including Parenteau.
A pair of earrings found in the bag were identified by Samsoe's mother as being a pair she owned.
Following an investigation, Alcala was charged, tried, and convicted for Samsoe's murder in 1980. The conviction was later overturned by the California Supreme Court.
From 1968 to 1971, even though he was listed on the FBI's most wanted list, he lived undetected and in full view.
Playing the role of a "groovy" film student, amateur photographer, single hot shot, Alcala moved around New York's single clubs.