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Watch: Man convicted in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killings sentenced to death
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A jury has returned a death sentence for a serial killer known as the 'Grim Sleeper,' who murdered nine women and a teenage girl over several decades in South Los Angeles.

KTLA reports the verdict Monday came nearly a month after 63-year-old Lonnie Franklin Jr. was convicted of 10 counts of first-degree murder. He will be formally sentenced at a later proceeding.

Grim Sleeper is the nickname for convicted serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., responsible for at least ten murders and one attempted murder in Los Angeles, California.

The attacker was dubbed the 'Grim Sleeper' because he appeared to have taken a 14-year break from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002.

In July 2010, Franklin was arrested as a suspect, and, after many delays, his trial began in February 2016.

On May 5, 2016, the jury convicted him of killing nine women and one teenage girl. On June 6, 2016, the jury returned death verdicts.

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