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'Grim Sleeper' suspect to enter plea


LOS ANGELES (WKOW) -- A man suspected in the "Grim Sleeper" killings of 10 women is set to be arraigned in a Los Angeles courtroom.

An attorney for Lonnie Franklin, Jr. has said he will plead not guilty Monday to 10 murder charges and one attempted murder charge.

Private attorney Louisa Pensanti took over for public defenders two weeks ago. Pensanti says she is working pro bono and has experience handling multiple murder cases.

Franklin was arrested last month after authorities said DNA evidence linked him to the series of killings.

The murders occurred from 1985 to 1988, and again from 2002 to 2007. The 14-year pause led to the killer's nickname of the "Grim Sleeper."

The judge in this case says the trial process could last three years.

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