They started by reading the names of Franklin’s victims and then said a short prayer for Franklin, his family, and the victims of his crimes.
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled early Wednesday that Missouri could proceed with Franklin’s execution, just hours after a lower court blocked it.
Convicted serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is running out of legal options to stop his scheduled execution.
Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is getting support from an unlikely source: Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, who was paralyzed by a bullet apparently fired by Franklin 35 years ago.
In an essay published Thursday in The Hollywood Reporter, Flynt says that while he’d love to take pliers and a pair of wire cutters to Joseph Paul Franklin, he doesn’t believe in the death penalty.
Joseph Franklin confessed to killing a Jewish man, two black joggers, an interracial couple in Madison, Wis., and bombing a Tennessee synagogue.
Earlier this week he offered Casey Anthony $500,000 to pose nude in Hustler Magazine. Tonight, pornography mogul and First Amendment advocate Larry Flynt sits down with Jon to discuss that offer and more.