Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Suspect Arrested

Lonnie David Franklin Jr., the suspected Grim Sleeper serial killer, was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.

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    Grim Sleeper Suspect

    July 8: Lonnie David Franklin Jr. appears for arraignment on multiple charges as the alleged "Grim Sleeper" killer, in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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    Franklin with Attorney

    July 8: Lonnie David Franklin Jr. appears with his attorney Regina A. Laughney for arraignment on multiple charges as the alleged "Grim Sleeper" killer, in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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    Grim Sleeper Billboard

    July 9: A billboard showing that the suspect known as the Grim Sleeper has been arrested stands near a freeway in the city of Compton, CA. Police hailed the arrest as an end to a quarter-century reign of terror on the streets of Los Angeles. The killer earned the "Grim Sleeper" nickname after taking a 14-year hiatus between slayings and re-emerging in 2002 to take three more victims.
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    Collecting Evidence

    July 9: Los Angeles Police assistants take away a refrigerator, as investigators gather evidence at the home of suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr. in Los Angeles. Franklin was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Collecting Evidence

    July 9: Los Angeles Police investigators collect evidence in bags during a search at the home of suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr. in Los Angeles. Franklin who is accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer, was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Collecting Evidence

    July 7: Items are removed from the South Los Angeles home of Lonnie David Franklin, Jr. Franklin was arrested Wednesday on 10 counts of murder and one attempted murder. Police allege that he is the Grim Sleeper serial killer.
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    Crime Scene Investigation

    July 7: Neighbors stand at the intersection of Harvard Blvd. and 81st St. in Los Angeles, outside a home where Los Angeles Police are conducting crime scene investigation in connection with the "Grim Sleeper" murders.
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    Victim's Mother

    July 8: Victim's mother Laverne Peters, right, holds a photo of her late daughter, Janecia Peters, as she is hugged by activist Margaret Prescott during a news conference to announce the arrest of a suspect in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings in downtown Los Angeles. Police charged Lonnie Franklin, Jr. Wednesday with 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted.
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    Grim Sleeper Sketch

    This undated sketch provided by the Los Angeles Police Department, shows a suspect who is believed to have killed at least 11 people since 1985. Police arrested a man, Lonnie Franklin Jr., in the city's "Grim Sleeper" serial killings Wednesday July 7, 2010 after decades of frustrated investigations into at least 11 slayings dating back 25 years.
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    Age Progressed Sketches

    These age progressed sketches released by the Los Angeles Police Department show police composites of suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr., in, between 1985, right, and 2007, left, accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Franklin was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty
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    Lonnie Franklin Jr. Booked in 1993

    This booking photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr., in 1993 accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Franklin was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Lonnie Franklin Jr. Booked in 1998

    This booking photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr., in 1998 accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Franklin was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Lonnie Franklin Jr. Booked in 1999

    This booking photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr., in 1999 accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Franklin was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Lonnie Franklin Jr. Booked in 2010

    This booking photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr., in 2010 accused of being the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Franklin was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Enietra Washington

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Enietra Washington. Washington survived an attempted murder, and was found on Nov. 20, 1988. She is the only known survivor after being attacked by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Janecia Peters

    This photo released on by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Janecia Peters. Peters was found dead on Jan. 1, 2007 in an alley. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Valerie McCorvey

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Valerie McCorvey. She was found dead on July 11, 2003. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Princess Berthomieux

    This photo released on by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Princess Berthomieux. She was found dead on March 19, 2002 in an alley. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Alicia Alexander

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Alicia Alexander. Alexander was found dead on Sept. 11, 1988 in an alley. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Lachrica Jefferson

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Lachrica Jefferson. Jefferson was found dead on Jan. 30, 1988. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Bernita Sparks

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Bernita Sparks. Sparks was found dead on April 15, 1987 in an alley. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Mary Lowe

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Mary Lowe. Lowe was found dead on Nov. 1, 1987 in an alley. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Thomas Steele

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Thomas Steele. Steele was found dead on Aug. 14, 1986. He is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Barbara Ware

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Barbara Ware. Ware was found dead on Jan. 10, 1987 in an alley. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Henrietta Wright

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Henrietta Wright. Wright was found dead on Aug. 12, 1986 in an alley. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., 57, was arrested July 7, 2010 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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    Debra Jackson

    This photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows victim Debra Jackson. Jackson was found dead on Aug. 1, 1995 in an alley. She is believed to have been killed by the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer. Lonnie David Franklin Jr., a 57-year old black man, was arrested July 7 on 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty.
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