Grim Sleeper Suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. Had Long Arrest Record But No DNA Was Taken
But because his crimes were adjudicated before a 2004 law requiring California felons to submit to DNA testing, his genetic record was not on file, and he was free to allegedly kill again, according to ABC7.
In fact , two months after he was released from a prison stint for receiving stolen property, the body of one of the 11 victims tied to the Grim Sleeper was found. Despite receiving a three-year sentence, Franklin was out in less than a year.
Franklin was arrested last week after authorities claimed to have tied familial DNA -- that of his son -- to evidence in the Grim Sleeper case. He was charged with 10 counts of homicide.
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