December 25, 1995 |
In the annals of criminal law, there has never been anything quite like the case of the People vs. George Thomas Franklin Sr. Franklin, a craggy-faced middle-aged man, was living near Sacramento in 1989 when his grown daughter, Eileen Franklin-Lipsker of Canoga Park, came forward and told an incredible tale. As a child 20 years earlier, she said, she witnessed her father rape her childhood friend, 8-year-old Susan Nason, then smash the little girl's skull with a rock.
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November 28, 2002 |
A federal appeals court agreed Wednesday with a lower court's decision to throw out a civil rights lawsuit brought by the first man convicted of murder after testimony based on repressed memories. George Franklin was convicted in 1990 after his daughter, Eileen Franklin Lipsker, said more than 20 years after the murder that she recalled seeing her father crush 8-year-old Susan Nason's skull with a rock. The U.S.
December 29, 1991 |
The story of Eileen Franklin and her murderous, sexually abusive father has the quality of a nightmare, and indeed it revealed itself to her in the form of a daydream. While staring into the face of her young daughter Jessica one afternoon in January, 1989, the 28-year-old Southern Californian suddenly was seized by a horrible vision.
March 28, 1996 |
George Franklin's daughter, the key witness in a repressed-memory murder case against her father, will testify at his retrial despite defense claims to the contrary, a prosecutor said Wednesday. Lawyers for Franklin said Tuesday they had learned that Eileen Franklin-Lipsker did not want to take the stand in the retrial, scheduled for Sept. 16 in San Mateo County Superior Court.
May 31, 1985 |
The Getty family, one of America's wealthiest, on Thursday resolved its feud over a $4-billion trust after a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ordered the lone remaining dissenter to agree to a plan that divides the mammoth bequest into four smaller trusts of $750 million each and sets aside $1 billion for taxes.
January 29, 1991 |
Calling him a "depraved and wicked man," a judge today sentenced George Franklin Sr. to life in prison for the 1969 murder of his daughter's playmate in a case reopened when Franklin's daughter suddenly remembered witnessing the crime. Franklin, 51, was brought to justice when his daughter, Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, came forward in 1989 to tell authorities that she had recalled the slaying after repressing the gruesome memory for two decades.