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Will It Be Another Year Before the "Grim Sleeper" Goes on Trial?

Lonnie David Franklin Jr. appears for arraignment on multiple charges as the alleged "Grim Sleeper" killer, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday (AP Photo/Al Seib, Pool)
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Serial killer suspect Lonnie Franklin, Jr., known as the "Grim Sleeper" might be waiting for his day in court for another year, according to CBS2. Thanks to the high volume of information from the District Attorney's office handed over to the defense team, there is extensive investigation work still to be done before the case can go to trial.

In court today, a judge granted a 60-day delay for the next hearing in the Franklin case. The order provoked "audible objections" from the victims' family members present in the courtroom. Some relatives, however, are reluctantly understanding about Franklin's due process.

Franklin was arrested in 2010 and charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. After the Los Angeles Police Department published photos from the vast collection found among Franklin's possessions, it is possible Franklin could face more charges. Last month, the Grand Jury heard testimony about evidence found at Franklin's house, including, in addition to photos, a gun the LAPD say was used to kill at least one woman.