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Joseph Paul Franklin sits in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court in 1998 where jury selection was set to begin in his murder trial in Cincinnati, Ohio. Franklin has been convicted of seven murders, but authorities suspect he's responsible for many more during a cross-country murder spree more than three decades ago.

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Racist serial killer faces execution next week in Missouri

No one knows exactly how many atrocities Joseph Paul Franklin committed as he crossed the country more than three decades ago, fueled by hatred of blacks and Jews. Along the way he bombed a synagogue, robbed banks, shot and wounded a porn icon — and killed, by his own account, nearly two dozen people.


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