'Grim Sleeper' Suspect Attacked by Another Inmate in Jail

A sheriff's spokesman says the man charged in the "Grim Sleeper" killings was attacked by another inmate at the Los Angeles County jail.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Wednesday night that the attack on Lonnie Franklin Jr. occurred Friday in an attorney waiting room.

Whitmore says inmate Antonio Rodriguez apparently recognized Franklin, broke free as he was being handcuffed by a deputy and punched Franklin a couple of times in the head. Whitmore says Franklin is OK.

The Los Angeles Times say Rodriguez had been convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a 5-year-old girl.

Franklin was arrested July 7 and charged with murdering 10 women over a 22-year period.