Grim Sleeper

Serial Killer Dubbed Grim Sleeper Dies in California Prison

SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — Lonnie Franklin, the convicted serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” who preyed on the women of South Los Angeles for more than two decades, has died in prison. He was 67. California corrections officials said Franklin was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison on Saturday evening. An autopsy will determine the cause of death; however, there were no signs of trauma, corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said in a statement. The stepmother of a victim named Barbara Ware told People magazine she was shocked by the news. “I won’t say I’m

Grim Sleeper Verdict

After 1-1/2 days of deliberating, the seven woman five man jury brought the packed courtroom to tears

Jury Selection Begins in Grim Sleeper Case

A judge on Monday began questioning roughly six dozen prospective jurors for the trial of the man charged in the “Grim Sleeper” killings of nine women and a teenage girl between 1985 and 2007. More than 200 prospective jurors filled out questionnaires last month as attorneys began the process of selecting a panel to hear the case against Lonnie Franklin Jr. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy told the prospective panelists the trial will be a “complicated” case that has “garnered a fair amount of publicity.” Would-be jurors were asked to answer 176 questions covering an exhaustive range of