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Grim Sleeper Charged in At Least 11 Murders

Police charged a man today in the L.A.'s "Grim Sleeper'' serial killings after decades of frustrated investigations into at least 11 slayings dating back 25 years. 57-year old Lonnie Franklin Jr. was charged with 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted.

Detectives have spent years probing slayings between 1985 and 2007 in which the killer targeted young black women and one man. The attacker was dubbed the "Grim Sleeper'' because he apparently
took a 14-year hiatus from his crimes.