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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.

Jill Parenteau
Rodney Alcala
Robin Samsoe
Tali Shapiro
Death Penalty