LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The fate of the convicted “Grim Sleeper” killer is in the hands of jurors, who will hear closing arguments Thursday in the penalty phase of his trial.
Lonnie David Franklin Jr. was convicted May 5 of 10 counts of first-degree murder for the killings of nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007.
He was also found guilty in the attempted murder of a woman who survived being shot in the chest and pushed out of a moving car in Nov. 1988. Enietra Washington identified Franklin as her assailant when she testified on Feb. 25.
Over two and a half weeks of penalty phase testimony, jurors heard evidence that the 63-year-old former Los Angeles city garage attendant and sanitation worker is suspected in two more killings, but has not been charged.
Franklin has remained jailed without bail since his arrest in July 2010 by LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division detectives.
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