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January 15th, 2013

A Moving Piece about the Recent Rodney Alcala Conviction

It was written by Sheila Weller, the cousin of one of his victims.

“On a hot July day in 1977, one of New York’s ugliest summers, my 23-year-old cousin, Ellen Hover, left her Third Avenue apartment. She had an appointment with a young photographer who had asked to take pictures of her. His name, he’d told her, was John Berger …” The full story is here. It’s worth reading. She makes it very clear why it matters to prosecute these old, cold cases.

This is a screenshot of the news from two years ago, when it was announced that Rodney Alcala would be extradited to New York.


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