Sleeper case DNA doubt
The lawyer for a man charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl in the ‘Grim Sleeper’ case in Los Angeles yesterday sought to cast doubt in the minds of jurors by focusing on DNA evidence. Lonnie Franklin Jr, 63, (pictured) has pleaded not guilty to 10 murders between 1985 and 2007 in one of the city’s most notorious serial killer cases. The Grim Sleeper nickname was coined because of an apparent 14-year gap in the murders between 1988 and 2002. Franklin’s lawyer, Seymour Amster said there’s more to the case than meets the eye and that his defence will be centred around DNA evidence found on the victims that was not connected to Franklin.