Man convicted of 'Grim Sleeper' killings sentenced to death

Jurors returned a verdict imposing the death penalty Monday for the South Los Angeles man convicted of the "Grim Sleeper'' killings of nine women and a teenage girl.

Lonnie David Franklin, 63, was convicted May 5 of 10 counts of first-degree murder for the killings of nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007.

Jurors also found him guilty of the attempted murder of Enietra Washington, who survived being shot in the chest and pushed out of a moving vehicle in November 1988.

The same jury deliberated for about five hours over the course of two days before reaching their verdict today in the penalty phase of trial.

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