Sunday, 24 June 2012
Death Sentence In LA Serial Killings Case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted serial killer has been sentenced to death for strangling a 15-year-old girl and two women in the Los Angeles "Southside Slayer" attacks.
City News Service says Michael Hughes was sentenced Friday. He was convicted last November of killing 15-year-old Yvonne Coleman, 36-year-old Verna Williams and 32-year-old Deborah Jackson between 1986 and 1993.
Hughes already is serving a life sentence for killing four women.
Dozens of women were so-called "Southside Slayer" victims in Los Angeles in the 1980s and 1990s. Investigators eventually concluded that at least three serial killers were at work.
Chester Turner was sentenced to death for killing 10 women and a fetus.
Lonnie Franklin Jr. has pleaded not guilty to killing 10 victims between 1985 and 2007 in what is now called the "Grim Sleeper" case.