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The Absurd Leading the Absurd

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Revenge to Ridiculousness - Healing Through the Absurd

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Part 5: The Absurd Leading the Absurd

During the 30 years that elapsed between Jill Parenteau’s death and Rodney Alcala’s trial for her murder, her friend Nancy underwent a radical process of rethinking and healing, in great part as a result of Alcala’s highly-publicized cycle of convictions, appeals and over-turnings for the murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe.

The culmination of this never-ending saga was a trial in 2010 that brought together all Alcala's California victims’ cases in an outrageously cruel, as well as hilariously absurd display of raw testimony, bizarre theatrics and nonsensical sentencing.