48 Hours: Season 24, Episode 1

The Killing Game (25 Sep. 2010)

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48 Hours Mystery pays tribute to Harold Dow when it broadcasts his final story as its season premiere.

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48 Hours Mystery pays tribute to Harold Dow when it broadcasts his final story as its season premiere.

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The Killing Game
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In September 1968, Rodney Alcala was caught red-handed by a California patrolman with the 8 year old girl who is thought to have been his first victim. That patrolman appears in this documentary, he said he thought Tali Shapiro was dead, but miraculously she was not. While he was busy saving her life, Alcala made good his escape; he was not arrested for three years. Unfortunately in that time, Tali's parents had taken her to start a new life in Mexico, and in 1972 instead of being convicted of child rape and attempted murder which should have kept him behind bars for at least a decade and a half, Alcala was allowed to cop a plea; he was sentenced to one year to life, and served only 34 months. That was to be an expensive mistake for a large number of young girls and their grieving families.

This documentary tells that story which ended with Alcala being sentenced to death for five murders in California and receiving gaol sentences for two in New York. He is believed to have killed many more. "The Killing Game" is also a tribute to "48 Hours" presenter Harold Dow (1947-2010); it was the last episode he worked on, and he died before it was completed.

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