NEW YORK – A convicted California serial killer is expected to be arraigned Thursday on charges of killing two women in New York in the 1970s.
Rodney Alcala was flown to New York on Wednesday on a U.S. Marshals Service plane. He's in police custody.
It's unclear whether Alcala has a New York lawyer. He represented himself in California.
The former photographer and dating-show contestant was convicted in 2010 of strangling four women and a 12-year-old girl in Southern California. He was sentenced to death, and is appealing.
After that verdict, the Manhattan district attorney's office got an indictment against him in the deaths of two 23-year-old women.
One was strangled in 1971. The other disappeared in 1977. Her body was found the next year.