‘I just want to say I hope the family finds some peace and solace.’ Emotional day: Katie Stigell, left, sister of victim Cornelia Crilley and District Attorney Cyrus Vance, right, spoke in the court room after Alcala was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Monday While he has been incarcerated in New York, he has not had library privileges so he has not been able to conduct research and work on his case and he intimated in court on Friday that he is eager to resume work on trying to get himself off death row. The convicted serial killer was placed in police custody.Decades of suspicion, an indictment last year and 18 months of legal maneuvering over extraditing him culminated last month when he arrived in New York City on a U. Alcala was indicted in January 2011, after the Manhattan district attorney's cold-case unit re-examined the cases, looked at countless documents that emerged during the California trial and conducted their interviews with the dozens of witnesses.'It is my hope that this indictment brings a small measure of peace to the families and friends who have spent decades searching for answers, and justice,' Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance told the California authorities had said they were exploring whether Alcala could be tied to cases in New York and other states.Her lunch date's name, authorities later said, was an alias that Alcala used.Alcala had been a suspect in Crilley's death for several years.Detectives say he would toy with his victims, often strangling them and allowing them to regain consciousness before finally killing them.Incredibly, he had already served time in prison for sexual assault before appearing on , had served time and they let him go on national television,” she told Inside Edition.
A forensic dentist later found that a bite mark on Crilley's body was consistent with Alcala's impression, a law enforcement official said in December.The film stars Guillermo Diaz, who bears a striking resemblance to the real-life serial killer.“He's got no remorse," Diaz told Inside Edition."He's just got a dark, dark, dark soul." The movie shows how Alcala would lure his victims by posing as a professional photographer.But unbeknown to her, the show's producers and the millions of viewers tuned in at home, the smiling photographer had already murdered two women and would go on to rape and mutilate four more and a 12-year-old girl.‘I want to thank the family and friends of the two victims for their eloquent statements,’ Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Bonnie Wittner told the courtroom, which was packed with friends and family of Crilley and Hover.‘This kind of case is the kind I've never experienced and hope to never again,’ Wittner said before turning away from her microphone and breaking into tears for a few seconds.‘Sorry,’ the judge said as she gathered herself to continue.Hover's relatives papered walls and kiosks with posters.