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'Grim Sleeper' serial killer trial in Los Angeles postponed to December


LOS ANGELES — Trial has been postponed until December for a California man charged with 10 "Grim Sleeper" serial killings.

City News Service says a Los Angeles judge on Friday pushed back the date by two months to Dec. 15.

The defense objected but the judge said she wants both sides to be fully prepared for the death penalty case.

Lonnie Franklin Jr. is charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl. They were shot and strangled, their bodies dumped in and around South Los Angeles.

The killings took place between 1985 and 2007 with a 14-year gap, leading to the "Grim Sleeper" nickname.

Franklin has spent five years behind bars, partly because of trial delays as prosecutors claimed the defense failed to share important documents.

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