Dating game contestant sentenced
Instead, prosecutor Alex Spiro read a letter on their behalf, the Journal reported."Ellen was a sweet, kind, generous, compassionate, loving and beautiful young woman.
Alcala raped and strangled Crilley, a 23-year-old TWA flight attendant, inside her Upper East Side apartment in 1971.June 20, 1979 – Robin Samsoe, 12, disappears near the Huntington Beach Pier.Her body is found 12 days later in the Sierra Madre foothills.Before she disappeared, she had written the name "John Berger" in a planner, a name police believe Alcala used as an alias while in New York.The Southern California killings began just a few months later.He has been behind bars since 1979, when he was arrested in the death of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe of Huntington Beach.
Twice he was sent to death row for murder, but both convictions were overturned on appeal.
I just want to say I hope these families find some peace and solace for these inexplicably brutal and horrific acts," Wittner said, according to the Journal.
PHOTOS: California serial killers Wittner then dissolved into tears.
On Monday, New York Supreme Court Judge Bonnie Wittner handed down a sentence of 25 years to life in prison, the Wall Street Journal reported.
"This kind of case is something I've never experienced, hope to never again.
She had been sexually assaulted and strangled with a shoelace.