Joseph Paul Franklin




Age: 63


Summary: white supremacist and serial killer who had targeted blacks and Jews in a three-year cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980 and was convicted of eight murders, but who was awaiting execution for killing 42-year-old Gerald Gordon in a sniper shooting at a St. Louis synagogue in 1977 because it was the only case that brought a death sentence.



Cause of Death: Executed by lethal injection


Born: April 13, 1950


Died: November 20, 2013


Location: Bonne Terre, Missouri