Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Date Me and/or Die

From CNN:

"Before he was a convicted serial killer, Rodney Alcala was a winning bachelor on "The Dating Game ... Within months of his Dating Game appearance, Alcala would become a killer, prosecutors said, abducting and murdering a 12-year-old girl in 1979. Before the decade was over, Alcala would claim four more victims, according to testimony at his trial ... Though Bradshaw chose Alcala as her date, she refused to go out with him, according to published reports. Being rejected can have a profound impact on serial killers, Brown [a noted crime profiler] suggested. 'One wonders what that did in his mind,' Brown said. 'That is something he would not take too well. '"

You've got to wonder how often we might start to see stories like this in the future. Is there a correlation between whatever's wrong with people who want to be on reality-tv and whatever's wrong with people who assault others without remorse?

1 comment:

  1. Answer: Yes! I love the way you say "whatever's wrong with people who want to be on reality-tv" without blinking an eye, as if it's a given. The relativist in me shudders. But ultimately, I share the assumption! Weird story....the photo in that article reminds of Phil Spector in his wig....


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