Joseph Paul Franklin
American serial killerDied when: 63 years 221 days (763 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Joseph Paul Franklin (born James Clayton Vaughn Jr.;April 13, 1950 – November 20, 2013) was an American white supremacist and serial killer who engaged in a murder spree spanning the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Franklin was convicted of several murders and received six life sentences, as well as two death sentences.He also confessed to the attempted murders of magazine publisher and pornographer Larry Flynt in 1978 and civil rights activist Vernon Jordan in 1980.
Both survived their injuries, but Flynt was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down.Franklin was not convicted in either of those highly publicized cases, and he made his confessions years after the crimes had occurred.
Franklin was on Missouri's death row for 15 years awaiting execution for the 1977 murder of Gerald Gordon.He was executed by lethal injection on November 20, 2013.