- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Attorneys for Lonnie Franklin Jr., the defendant in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings case, say DNA evidence at three of 10 crime scenes belongs to another man.

The Los Angeles Times (https://lat.ms/1xlhVnv ) says defense lawyer Seymour Amster filed a motion last week detailing a defense expert’s finding about a new DNA profile.

Amster asserts that genetic material from another man was found on items collected at the crime scenes of three of the victims linked to his client.

Authorities have said DNA tests matched only Franklin, now 62.

Deputy District Attorney Beth Silverman says she thinks the expert may be misinterpreting the DNA evidence.

Franklin was arrested in 2010. Prosecutors allege he shot or strangled 10 women and tried to kill another between 1985 and 2007.

He’s pleaded not guilty.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, https://www.latimes.com

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