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Grim Sleeper serial killings: Repeatedly delayed trial is set for Oct. 14

Grim Sleeper serial killings: Repeatedly delayed trial is set for Oct. 14

More than five years after authorities charged the man they claim is the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, the court case involving the killings of 10 women in South L.A. has devolved into this: eye rolls, sighs and laughter. Amid repeated delays in the start of the trial, sniping between attorneys for the prosecution and defense took center stage Monday, provoking some relatives of slain victims to laugh aloud as they watched the courtroom squabbling. One of the lead prosecutors accused a defense attorney of “gamesmanship,” alleging that he intended to ambush the prosecution with new information during the upcoming trial. The defense lawyer, Seymour Amster, shot back by...

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