Lonnie David Franklin, Jr., 57, was arrested yesterday by Los Angeles police, and faces 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
California's familial DNA search program, “invented” (remember Al Gore "invented" the Internet) by Brown, involves using the DNA of family members to find suspects through the state's DNA Data Bank. Last year, the DNA of one of Franklin's family members, who had been convicted of a felony weapons charge, was entered into the DNA Data Bank. Last month, a familial search was conducted, and investigators established a familial connection between the family member and DNA collected at the murder scenes. That connection was used to identify and arrest Franklin after his DNA was obtained.
So much for the n-controversy