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July 4, 1996 | Associated Press
George Franklin was freed Wednesday, six years after he was imprisoned on the testimony of his daughter, who said she suddenly remembered seeing him kill a childhood friend but whose credibility was later undermined. Franklin, 57, beamed as he was ordered released during a brief hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court after prosecutors asked that charges against him in the 1969 murder be dismissed.
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July 4, 1996 | Associated Press
George Franklin was freed Wednesday, six years after he was imprisoned on the testimony of his daughter, who said she suddenly remembered seeing him kill a childhood friend but whose credibility was later undermined. Franklin, 57, beamed as he was ordered released during a brief hearing in San Mateo County Superior Court after prosecutors asked that charges against him in the 1969 murder be dismissed.
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December 1, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired firefighter was convicted on Friday of murder after his daughter testified that she witnessed the killing of her girlfriend 21 years ago but had repressed it until after she became a parent. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, now 30, told a bizarre and shocking tale in the San Mateo County Courthouse of how as a girl of 8, she watched in horror as her father, George Franklin, crashed a rock into the skull of Susan Nason, her best childhood friend in September, 1969.
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December 1, 1990 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A retired firefighter was convicted on Friday of murder after his daughter testified that she witnessed the killing of her girlfriend 21 years ago but had repressed it until after she became a parent. Eileen Franklin-Lipsker, now 30, told a bizarre and shocking tale in the San Mateo County Courthouse of how as a girl of 8, she watched in horror as her father, George Franklin, crashed a rock into the skull of Susan Nason, her best childhood friend in September, 1969.
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December 25, 1995 | DAN MORAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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May 31, 1985 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., Times Staff Writer
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.
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December 29, 1991 | Robert Draper, Draper writes on crime and punishment topics for Texas Monthly, where he is associate editor
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.
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March 28, 1996 | Associated Press
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.
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April 5, 1995 | From Associated Press
A man convicted in a 20-year-old murder, due in part to his daughter's recovered memory of seeing him strike her playmate, was granted a new trial Tuesday by a judge who said the first trial was unfair. George Franklin Sr. of San Mateo was convicted of first-degree murder in January, 1990, for the 1969 slaying of 8-year-old Susan Nason, his daughter's childhood friend. He was sentenced to life in prison.
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January 29, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1992
The last of four suspects in the holdup of an armored car at the Queen Mary two weeks ago has been arrested, but Long Beach police said Wednesday that they had not located the $62,000 taken in the robbery. Leon Wright, 21, was arrested near San Antonio on Tuesday, and police said he has waived extradition and will be returned to California. Another suspect, Frederick Taylor, 25, was arrested in Los Angles on Monday and held for investigation of robbery.
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