For more than 13 years, the killer had no known slayings until the body of a teenage girl was discovered in Inglewood in March 2002, a lull in attacks that led to his description as "The Grim Sleeper."
On July 7, 2010, Los Angeles police arrested Lonnie David Franklin Jr. at his home in South L.A. in connection with the killings. After a number of delays, his trial finally began Feb. 16.
On May 5, 2010, after a day and a half of deliberations, jurors found Franklin guilty on 10 counts of murder in the killings of nine women and a 15-year-old girl. Jurors also found Franklin guilty on one count of attempted murder.
A controversial DNA technique, a familial search, has helped solve a handful of California murder and rape cases.
Jurors must decide whether the man convicted in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer murders should be executed or spend the rest of his life in prison
A German woman told the court that convicted serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr. was one of three men who raped her in Stuttgart in 1974.
Vivian Williams had long given up hope that her sister's slaying would be solved when she flipped on her television and saw news about a serial killer nicknamed
An L.A. jury today was given the task of deciding whether to convict a man accused of murdering 10 people in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killings.
Jurors are expected to hear closing arguments XXXXday in the trial of the man accused in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killings.
An expert defense witness for the man accused of being the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer sought to discredit ballistic evidence that prosecutors say
An attorney for the man accused of being the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer presented more evidence Tuesday that DNA of unknown men were found on the bodies of some of the victims.
The trial of the man accused in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killings shifted to the defense Monday, with an attorney repeatedly challenging DNA and ballistics evidence linking his client to the grisly deaths and suggesting other attackers may have been involved.
The detective slid the photograph across the table. The man on the other side tilted his head, silently eyeing the picture of a smiling woman with a brown ponytail and red lipstick.
The six slain women had lived similar lives. They were young and black, living in South Los Angeles during the 1980s. Their deaths shared another important
A Los Angeles police criminalist defended his work Thursday in matching bullets used to kill six women in South Los Angeles, saying he carefully examined
The blue dumpster was hauled by truck from a South Los Angeles alley to the Los Angeles County coroner's downtown headquarters.
Jurors in Lonnie Franklin Jr.'s trial heard from Inglewood police Det. Daniel Milchovich, who described responding to an alleyway where he found Princess Berthomieux's naked body sprawled in a shrub.
There was no sense of danger when the flashy orange Ford Pinto sidled up to Enietra Washington as she walked to a friend's house decades ago
A surgeon described on Tuesday the life-saving efforts performed on a woman believed to be the lone survivor of the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer,
For a second day, an attorney for the man accused of being the so-called Grim Sleeper killer sought to undermine DNA evidence that ties his client to the grisly slayings.
An attorney for the man accused of being the so-called serial killer questioned the reliability of DNA testing conducted by the Los Angeles police crime lab
An attorney for the man accused of murdering 10 young women over a period of decades in South Los Angeles tried Thursday to poke holes in the work conducted by
The attorney for the man accused of murdering ten young women over a period of decades in South Los Angeles, suggested Thursday that recent reviews of the victims' autopsy reports could be flawed.
Los Angeles County's chief medical examiner detailed gruesome wounds suffered by victims of the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, as testimony continued
Los Angeles County's chief medical examiner detailed gruesome wounds suffered by women believed to be among the first victims of the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, as testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of a former police garage attendant accused of the slayings.
The tale of how the Grim Sleeper case progressed over the years is a story about science, cold-case investigating and the anguish of the victims' families, who demanded justice.
Debra, a waitress, was discovered shot in the chest three decades ago in an alley. The body of 25-year-old Janecia was found in a dumpster in 2007. There were at least eight other women. And one who got away.
Pain from a pinched nerve shot through Diana Ware's right leg as she hobbled to her truck. It was 6 a.m. -- time for another trek to downtown Los Angeles hoping
The judge in the case of the so-called Grim Sleeper blocked a defense attorney Monday from using evidence he previously said linked a serial killer already on
A Los Angeles County judge on Friday again postponed the capital murder trial of the man authorities say is the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer.
More than five years after authorities charged the man they claim is the so-called serial killer, the court case involving the killings of 10 women in South
A defense attorney in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer case told a judge Friday that he believes genetic evidence links a man on death row to two women
Since Los Angeles police first announced that they had made an arrest in the hunt for the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, the case involving the slayings
Veteran documentarian Nick Broomfield's "Tales of the Grim Sleeper" is a riveting and chilling investigation into the world of Lonnie Franklin Jr., a South Los