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'Grim Sleeper' Case: Jury Reaches Verdict in Trial of Suspected Serial Killer Lonnie Franklin Jr.

A Los Angeles jury has come to a verdict in the landmark, monthslong trial of a man accused of being the “Grim Sleeper,” a serial killer who prosecutors say raped his victims before shooting or strangling them and dumping their bodies. 771 more words

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Jurors Weigh Fate of Alleged 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer

A Los Angeles jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday after spending the day deliberating in the so-called “Grim Sleeper” serial murder case.

Lonnie David Franklin, Jr., a one-time sanitation worker and police garage attendant, is charged with killing one girl and nine women ranging in age from 15 to 35 over a span of three decades. 231 more words

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Jury Begins Deliberating Case Of Accused 'Grim Sleeper' Killer

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Jurors began deliberating Wednesday the fate of a man accused of being the “Grim Sleeper” killer.

Lonnie David Franklin Jr. faces a possible death sentence if convicted of killing nine women – mostly in their 20s – and a 15-year-old girl and dumping their bodies in alleys and trash bins around South Los Angeles, Inglewood and unincorporated Los Angeles County. 135 more words


Closing Arguments Detail Brutal Killings in 'Grim Sleeper' Murder Trial

An attorney for the man accused of murdering 10 people in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer trial accused prosecutors Tuesday of building a deceptive case against his client and argued that a relative or close associate could have carried out the slayings. 234 more words

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'Grim Sleeper' Trial: '10 Young Women, All of Them Cruelly Murdered by That Man,' Prosecutor Says

The collage of smiling faces was projected onto a screen in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, 10 young women beaming before the jury.

Minutes later, a series of photographs quickly flashed across the screen: Ten South Los Angeles alleyways, then garbage, mattresses and other debris lining the dirt and asphalt. 81 more words

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Defense Attorney Delivers Opening Statement in 'Grim Sleeper' Trial

The trial of the man accused in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killings shifted to the defense Monday, with an attorney repeatedly challenging DNA and ballistics evidence linking his client to the grisly deaths and suggesting other attackers may have been involved. 112 more words

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Lone Survivor of Grim Sleeper Killer Provides Vivid Account of Ordeal

There was no sense of danger when the orange Ford Pinto pulled up to Enietra Washington as she walked to a friend’s house decades ago. 172 more words

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