'Grim Sleeper' suspect's attorney criticizes LAPD

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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.

The attorney for a mechanic accused of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings is criticizing Los Angeles police for releasing photographs of women seized at the suspect's home.

In a statement to ABC News, Louisa Pensanti says the photos include family and friends of suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. who are now under intense scrutiny. She also says investigators' comments at a recent news conference could jeopardize Franklin's chance at a fair trial.

Pensanti did not immediately return a call Saturday from The Associated Press.

Last week, police released the photos of about 160 women in the hopes of finding out who they are and if anything happened to them. Police say they've received hundreds of calls.

Franklin is accused of killing 10 women beginning in 1985. None of the photos depicted the alleged victims.

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