• FILE- In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, Lonnie Franklin Jr., left, appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for opening statements in his trial in Los Angeles.  The “Grim Sleeper” serial killer trial is coming to a close in Los Angeles after months of testimony. Closing arguments were scheduled to begin Monday, May 2, 2016, in the trial of Franklin. He’s charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl between 1985 and 2007. They were shot or strangled and their bodies dumped in alleys and trash bins in South Los Angeles and nearby areas. (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)

    Closing arguments set in ‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer trial

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The “Grim Sleeper” trial was nearly over Monday after months of testimony about a serial killer targeting black women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic on the south side of Los Angeles.

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