Lonnie Franklin Jr., Convicted ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer, Dies In Prison
Lonnie Franklin Jr., the convicted serial murderer known as the “Grim Sleeper,” died in prison Saturday.
The 67-year-old was found unresponsive in his single cell on death row at San Quentin State Prison.
“Medical assistance was rendered and an ambulance was summoned. Franklin was pronounced deceased at 7:43 p.m.,” state prison officials said in a statement.
An autopsy is pending to determine the cause, but officials said there were no signs of trauma.
He was sentenced to death and arrived on death row in August 2016.
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