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Grim Sleeper Sentenced to Death After Killing 10

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This guy was a monster. Due to controversy regarding lethal injection in addition to appeals, he will likely spend the rest of his life in jail.
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“This is not a sentence of vengeance,” Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy told Franklin as relatives of his victims looked on, some of them in tears. “It’s justice.”
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Franklin sat stoically as Kennedy sentenced him — just as he had throughout the trial. But earlier in the morning, he did react to statements delivered by some of the victims’ relatives.
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The 63-year-old Franklin in May was convicted in the 10 murders; Reuters reported at the time that a jury deliberated “just over a day” before returning verdicts.
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I think serial killers are victims themselves in my opinion. Environmental factors certainly play a role, such as bad childhood, socioeconomic conditions, among other things. I'm not saying let this guy and all others go free, but we shouldn't label these people as monsters.
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They should sentence the do nothing cops that ignored the violent deaths of poor drug addicts for years.
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Wow, a black serial killer from the USA....... never thought I'd see the day.
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The courage these mothers must have to face this monster in court is beyond my comprehension. I hope they get a little peace from the verdict and speaking out for their murdered children. Heartbreaking.
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How about we try the LAPD for gross negligence in failing to discern a pattern and warn residents of this man's activities? They specifically ignored him because he targeted sex workers who were overwhelmingly women of color. He could have been put away well before his body count grew so high.
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I wish he was housed like Arizona Sheriff Joe houses his inmates. Hard labor, pink jumpsuits, tent cities and bologna sandwiches until his appeals run out.
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This guy was a animal. I read about how many women he killed. It's horrible he got away with it for so long.
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The judge read the names of the 10 victims Franklin was found guilty of killing. In each case, Kennedy told him, “You shall suffer the death penalty.”
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They cannot pull the plug fast enough on this monster.
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It is very scary to think someone can kill people and have on remorse what so ever. You can look into his face and see the evil.
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Franklin 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. Jurors also found him guilty of the attempted murder of Enietra Washington, who survived being shot in the chest and pushed out of a moving vehicle in November 1988.

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