Dating game host jim lange
Tali Shapiro was raped and beaten with a steel bar, but because her parents refused to let her testify at Alcala’s trial, he was paroled in 1974 after spending 34 months in jail on a lesser charge of child molestation. Alcala enjoyed photographing his victims – mostly attractive young women – after murdering them and putting their corpses in distorted, grotesque poses.
Medical examinations, STD checks, and comprehensive psychological evaluations are performed in addition to a traditional, criminal background check.
The show was seemingly a fun and lighthearted attempt to find single men and women potential dates.
The show debuted in 1965, and it was all fun and games until producers cast a serial killer as a contestant in 1978.
But in 1978, two years before the murder conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One.
He had somehow got on the popular game show The Dating Game despite a 1972 conviction for raping an eight-year-old girl.