Federal judge grants stay of execution for white supremacist serial killer
A federal judge in Missouri has given a stay of execution Tuesday to white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin just hours before his scheduled death. Why?????
Franklin, 63, was scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing Gerald Gordon, 42, in a sniper attack outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977. It was one of as many as 20 killings committed by Franklin, who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980.