Gruesome Autopsy Reports Detailed as ‘Grim Sleeper’ Trial Continues
Los Angeles County’s chief medical examiner detailed gruesome wounds suffered by women believed to be among the first victims of the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer, as testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of a former police garage attendant accused of the slayings.
Coroner Mark Fajardo described to jurors in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom the autopsy report of Debra Jackson, a 29-year-old waitress who was discovered in 1985 shot in the chest in an alley, and Henrietta Wright, who was found a year later with two gunshot wounds.
Lonnie Franklin Jr. faces 10 counts of murder in the killings of nine women and a 15-year-old girl spanning more than 20 years. He also faces one count of attempted murder.
Franklin, 63, has pleaded not guilty.
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