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that grim sleeper guy..i read about it, but I didnt realize how they caught him- through his sons DNA, has that happened before? headscratch.gif

 

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man police suspect as the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer was attacked in jail.

Steve Whitmore, the sheriff's department spokesman, said the assault happened Friday.

Lonnie D. Franklin Jr., 57, is accused of killing 10 people dating back to 1985. The serial killer was nicknamed the "Grim Sleeper" because of a 12-year period where he dropped off the radar after a series of killings and then began to kill again.

Inmate Antonio Rodriguez and Franklin were in an attorney waiting room when the assault happened, Whitmore said.

Rodriguez was not in handcuffs at the time and apparently recognized Franklin. Without being provoked, Rodriguez hit Franklin in the head twice, and he suffered minor injuries, Whitmore said.

Los Angeles police arrested Franklin on July 8 by comparing DNA found at some of the crime scenes with the DNA of the suspect's son, who was in a California lockup.

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View Postthat grim sleeper guy..i read about it, but I didnt realize how they caught him- through his sons DNA, has that happened before? headscratch.gif

 

Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man police suspect as the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer was attacked in jail.

Steve Whitmore, the sheriff's department spokesman, said the assault happened Friday.

Lonnie D. Franklin Jr., 57, is accused of killing 10 people dating back to 1985. The serial killer was nicknamed the "Grim Sleeper" because of a 12-year period where he dropped off the radar after a series of killings and then began to kill again.

Inmate Antonio Rodriguez and Franklin were in an attorney waiting room when the assault happened, Whitmore said.

Rodriguez was not in handcuffs at the time and apparently recognized Franklin. Without being provoked, Rodriguez hit Franklin in the head twice, and he suffered minor injuries, Whitmore said.

Los Angeles police arrested Franklin on July 8 by comparing DNA found at some of the crime scenes with the DNA of the suspect's son, who was in a California lockup.

 

 

 

Yes.

Familial DNA has been used before to identify suspects.

After his son's DNA was linked to crime scene evidence, the police tailed the 57-year-old Franklin and they got hold of a piece of pizza he had been eating and from that pizza they got a sample of his DNA which matched crime scene DNA. Authorities are confident they've caught the "Grim Sleeper."

 

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Police sketches of the " Grim Sleeper."

 

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Lonnie Franklin Jr. (AP)

 

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The "Grim Sleeper" is suspected of murdering some of these people.

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