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‘Grim Sleeper’ Trial: ’10 Young Women, All of Them Cruelly Murdered by That Man,’ Prosecutor Says

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The collage of smiling faces was projected onto a screen in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, 10 young women beaming before the jury.

Minutes later, a series of photographs quickly flashed across the screen: Ten South Los Angeles alleyways, then garbage, mattresses and other debris lining the dirt and asphalt.

And finally, photographs of what lay underneath the filth: the decaying bodies of the same women.

“Ten young women, all of them cruelly murdered by that man — the defendant Lonnie Franklin,” said Deputy Dist. Atty. Beth Silverman, pointing at the man seated at the defense table.

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