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.