From KPCC: It looks like court proceedings for Lonnie Franklin, the man accused of being the South Los Angeles “Grim Sleeper” serial killer, will be slow. In what was sure to be one of many pretrial hearings Thursday, defense attorneys reported they’re hiring an independent analyst to look at ballistic evidence in the case.
Franklin was dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit and appeared relaxed during the pre-trial proceedings. He is accused of murdering seven women between 1985 and 1988 and an additional three women between 2002 and 2007. Franklin could be given the death penalty if convicted.
Lonnie Franklin Jr. next appears in court on October 24th for another pre-trial hearing.