Just like Cheryl, who decided not to go on a date with Alcala. His mother had to move to Los Angeles with him and his sisters when their father abandoned the family. Just like many young men struggling and in need to improve their economic situation, he joined the U. The official diagnosis was antisocial personality disorder.
A disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of disregard for, or violation of, the rights of others.
Instead, he drove to his apartment on De Longpre Avenue, where he brutally raped and beat her with a steel bar.
A good Samaritan saw the abduction that took place in broad daylight and chose to follow the car and inform the police.
Without the testimony, prosecutors were not able to convict Alcala of rape and attempted murder.In fact, the man she picked had already raped a child and murdered a woman.One of them an 8-year-old girl named Tali Shapiro, who was found raped and beaten with a steel bar, but luckily survived. Four years later, after a nervous breakdown, he was discharged on medical grounds.With a near-genius IQ of 135, Alcala used his smooth-talking charm to get selected to compete on the ABC prime-time show The Dating Game in 1978.Despite being a convicted rapist and registered sex offender, Alcala was accepted as a contestant and was introduced as a` “successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.