'Grim Sleeper' suspect faces arraignment in LA

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Suspected killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., dubbed the 'Grim Sleeper' for a 13-year break between his strings of 11 murders, is pictured during his arraignment in Los Angeles Criminal Courts on July 8, 2010.

A South Los Angeles man accused of being the so-called "Grim Sleeper" who killed 10 women is set to be arraigned.

Lonnie Franklin Jr. is due in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday morning to answer to counts of murder and attempted murder. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

Franklin was arrested in July after authorities said DNA evidence linked the local mechanic to a series of killings that took place from 1985 to 1988, and again from 2002 to 2007. The 14-year pause led to the killer's nickname of the "Grim Sleeper."

Neighbors say they never suspected Franklin of being the killer before his arrest.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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