By Nicholas Stix
He’ll die in prison.
I thank both my partner-in-crime and friend David in TN and reader-researcher RC for this article.
The South Los Angeles man was convicted of killing:
- Debra Jackson, 29, found dead from three gunshot wounds to the chest in an alley on Aug. 10, 1985
- Henrietta Wright, 34, shot twice in the chest and found in an alley with a cloth gag stuffed in her mouth on Aug. 12, 1986
- Barbara Ware, 23, shot once in the chest and found under a pile of debris and garbage in an alley on Jan. 10, 1987
- Bernita Sparks, 26, shot once in the chest and found in a trash bin with her shirt and pants unbuttoned on April 16, 1987
- Mary Lowe, 26, shot in the chest and found in an alley with her pants unzipped behind a large shrub on Nov. 1, 1987
- Lachrica Jefferson, 22, shot twice in the chest and found with a napkin over her face with the handwritten word “AIDS” on it – in an alley on Jan. 30, 1988
- Alicia Alexander, 18, shot once in the chest and found naked under a blue foam mattress in an alley on Sept. 11, 1988
- Princess Berthomieux, 15, strangled and discovered naked and hidden in shrubbery in an Inglewood alley on March 9, 2002
- Valerie McCorvey, 35, strangled and found dead with her clothes pulled down at the entrance to a locked alley on July 11, 2003
- Janecia Peters, 25, shot in the back and found naked inside a sealed plastic garbage bag in a trash bin in an alley on Jan. 1, 2007 But Franklin is suspected of murdering many more girls and women. At the Los Angeles Times.