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FROM THE INDEPENDENT: Porn baron Larry Flynt says gunman who left him paralysed should be spared execution

Friday, October 18th, 2013

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Joseph Paul Franklin’s capital punishment is scheduled for next month,
but Flynt says the sentence is motivated by ‘vengeance, not justice’

The US porn baron Larry Flynt has said he would love to torture the serial killer who left him paralysed, but that he should be spared from execution.

Joseph Paul Franklin has been in prison since 1980, and on death row for the last 15 years, after he was convicted of killing five people as part of a string of racially-motivated attacks. In 1978 he shot Flynt on the steps of a Georgia courthouse, seriously damaging his central nervous system and leaving him unable to move from the waist down.

Next month, Franklin faces death by lethal injection. In a guest column written for the Hollywood Reporter, Flynt said: “I have every reason to be overjoyed with this decision, but I am not.”

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