California serial killer Rodney Alcala was sentenced to additional prison time in New York for the murders of two more women, a case that brought a veteran judge to tears during the hearing.
Alcala, who is already on death row in California for the murders of four women and a girl, pleaded guilty in December to the 1971 murder of Cornelia Crilley and the 1977 murder of Ellen Hover, both in New York.
, was previously convicted of the strangulation murder of a 12-year-old ballet student in Huntington Beach, California, as well as four Los Angeles-area women.
He was nicknamed the "Dating Game Killer" because he was the winning contestant on the ABC prime-time game show in 1978 during his reign of terror.
PHOTOS: California serial killers Wittner then dissolved into tears.
"I think the last thing he would have guessed is that somewhere up in Wyoming a case like this would be solved." A rancher found Thornton's body in a field in 1982, but her identity remained a mystery for more than three decades.
She was finally identified in 2014 after DNA linked her to her sister. Thornton's sisters had provided their DNA to the CODIS system and they were able to get an identification because her sisters never gave up looking for her," says Erramouspe.
Six years later, he killed Hover, also 23 and living in Manhattan.
Her body was found in Westchester County, not far from her family's estate.