.Orange, CA, USA
Rodney Alcala died at the age of 77 in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.(Photo credit: Twitter/@chapoisat)

  • Rodney James Alcala was a serial killer and rapist known as the "Dating Game Killer"
  • Alcala participated in the TV show The Dating Game and won the competition
  • Alcala was handed the death penalty for slaying a 12-year-old boy in 1979

.Orange, CA, USA
Rodney James Alcala was also known as the 'Dating Game Killer'. (Twitter/chapoisat)

  • Rodney James Alcala died of natural causes, police authorities confirmed
  • He was first sentenced to death in 1980 for kidnapping and murder of a 12-year-old
  • Alcala had been housed in Corcoran where he could receive medical care around the clock

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gargiulo stabbed Ashley Ellerin 47 times killing her in February 2001. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • Michael Gargiulo was sentenced to death by the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday
  • Garugiulo is convicted of two counts of murder in the first-degree and one attempted murder
  • He will not be executed right away because of the moratorium on executions in Los Angeles 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
French serial killer Michel Fourniret being escorted by the police. (Photo Credits: AFP)

  • French serial killer Michel Fourniret died on Monday aged 79
  • He confessed to 11 murders, including British student Joanna Parish, but has been linked to other disappearances
  • Michel Fourniret was serving two life sentences for eight murders

Cracking the message took Oranchak more than 10 years and several computer programs. (Photo: YouTube/David Oranchak)

  • The messages were sent by a serial killer terrorizing California in the late 1960s
  • The message was cracked by David Oranchak, an American web designer
  • Having committed at least five murders, the killer had claimed to have killed a total of 37 people