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Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943) is a convicted rapist and serial killer.
He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders committed in that state between 19.
Prosecutors said that Alcala "toyed" with his victims, strangling them until they lost consciousness, then waiting until they revived, sometimes repeating this process several times before finally killing them.
Alcala compiled a collection of more than 1,000 photographs of women and teenage boys, many in sexually explicit poses. Army in 1960, at age 17, where he served as a clerk.
In 2016, he was charged with the 1977 murder of a woman identified in one of his photos. In 1964, after what was described as a "nervous breakdown", during which he went AWOL and hitchhiked from Fort Bragg to his mother's house, he was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder Other diagnoses later proposed by various psychiatric experts at his trials included narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and (from homicide expert Vernon Geberth) malignant narcissistic personality disorder with psychopathy and sexual sadism comorbidities.