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Sun Mar 29, 2020, 09:32 PM

Serial killer dubbed Grim Sleeper dies in California prison

Source: AP

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 pleased he died but at the end there was justice for all the bad things he did in his life,” Diana Ware said. “We can now be at peace.”



FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2016, file photo, Lonnie Franklin Jr., a convicted serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper," is sentenced in Los Angeles Superior Court. Lonnie Franklin has died in a California prison. He was 67. Corrections officials said Franklin was found unresponsive in his cell at San Quentin State Prison Saturday, March 28, 2020. An autopsy will determine the cause of death; however, there were no signs of trauma, corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said in a statement. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 10:35 PM

1. Wow, I was just watching a show about him this very afternoon!

It was on the court tv cable channel - I think the show was Forensic Files? This was such a fascinating case about someone who went under the radar for so many years before they got him. Such evil.

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Response to FM123 (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 29, 2020, 11:21 PM

2. Unusual as serial killers go. He shot most of his victims. N/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:54 AM

4. Like Berkowitz

Now that you mention it, yeah that is unusual

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:52 PM

6. Zodiac shot some of his victims too

But most serial killers strangle or stab their victims. They want it to be more "personal".

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 06:02 AM

3. Aw, shit!

 

I thought this was about McConnell.

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Response to Rube Icon (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:56 AM

5. Ok, made me laugh.

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