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Subject: Rodney Acala
Date Posted: 4/9/2011 9:28 PM ET
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Does anyone know if there is a book about this guy he is the one who was on the dating game and they had tons of pictures. If you wikki him they give you his victims and at the bottom there is a link to 142 pictures .If anyone knows of a book let me know/

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 12:37 PM ET
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I am not aware of a book but I think it would make an interesting one.

Date Posted: 4/10/2011 2:04 PM ET
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Don't know of a book but I'm sure there will be one soon enough. 

Date Posted: 4/12/2011 1:29 AM ET
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I would think this Serial Killer is so creepy that there was bound to be a book about him Thursday on ID Channel Aphrordite Jones is going to re examine the case/I think he could very easily be a prolific serial killer.

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 1:03 PM ET
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He was his own lawyer at his trial I would say the parrelles between him and Ted Bundy were numerous except his victims were younger than Teds Except for the 14 yr old Ted killed inFl. Hopeing to find a book there was a victim who he for some reason turned loose and it was very disturbing to listen to all he did to her.The fact he took so many pictures and it seems he collected earrings as trophies a real sicko.

Date Posted: 10/20/2011 3:06 PM ET
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I have been reading The Dating Game Killer by Stella Sands about Rodney Acala and There has been a great show by Aphrodite Jones about him on the ID channel.

Date Posted: 11/26/2011 10:34 AM ET
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I'm half way through the Dating Game Killer. Good book. Short chapters which I like. I think she could have condensed it some. Of course we always know that a thick book is going to have lots of detail. I am disappointed she didnt delve more into the Dating Game aspect of it. It was basically two pages. I have heard that the gal that won the date with him refused to go. She just got a bad feeling about him. This isnt even mentioned in the book.

I did find it annoying that the author tells us over and over that there was no DNA testing in the 70's.  After a while I just wanted to say 'ok, I got it'.

Date Posted: 11/26/2011 6:26 PM ET
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Finished the book. It did mention right at the end the the gal didnt go on her date.

I would highly recommend the book, although the court room scene could be condensed. Otherwise an interesting book.

Date Posted: 11/28/2011 12:08 AM ET
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The book had some low points but the over all story is terrifying . He got away with so many murders and probably many we will never know about.  He should never have gotten out after his attack on the young girl Talia  his first known victim . The brutalness of the crime and the victims young age spoke volumes of how violent and depraved he was. Our justice system needs change people like that should never get out. I will always wonder his true numbers of victims.



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