Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Rodney Alcala: Extreme Serial Killer

2010 Trial

Rodney James Alcala stands accused of killing Robin Samsoe, Jill Barcomb, Georgia Wixted, Charlotte Lamb and Jill Parenteau. He's eligible for the death penalty due to special circumstances, because he's accused of multiple murders as well as murder during rape or kidnapping.

He's already objected to trying the five murders in a single case.

Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno is presiding over the case in Santa Ana, Calif. Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy is prosecuting.

And Rodney Alcala is representing himself.

The trial is expected to wrap up in late February or March, 2010.