Lonnie Franklin, Jr., during closing arguments, 5/2/16
Photo Credit: Pool Camera, Mark Boster, LA Times
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
About ten minutes to 4:00 pm, DDA Beth Silverman completed her closing arguments to the jury in the Lonnie Franklin, Jr. murder trial.
Judge Kennedy read the final jury instructions and ordered the jury back at 9:00 am Wednesday to being their deliberations.
The jurors will have their work cut out for them. Franklin is charged with ten counts of felony murder and one count of attempted murder. The jurors will need to decide on each count. There are also special circumstances of multiple murders and murder with a firearm. Franklin is facing the death penalty.
I will be sitting verdict watch in this case. Although I do not have permission to broadcast from inside the courtroom, I will periodically give updates throughout the day as to what's going on in Dept. 109. If a verdict is reached, I will publish as soon as I step outside the courtroom.