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Subject: His death came nearly 43 years after a gunman's shot paralyzed him as he exited a courthouse in Georgia. The gunman escaped but YEARS later came forward after arrested for unrelated multiple killing and later conviction.

White supremacist/serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin confessed to shootings years later, saying was outraged by an interracial photo shoot in Hustler.
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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 04:12:24pm
In reply to: Dead at 78 's message, "Hustler Founder Larry Flynt" on Wednesday, February 10, 03:05:27pm

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On March 6, 1978, during a legal battle related to obscenity in Gwinnett County, Georgia, Flynt and his local lawyer, Gene Reeves Jr., were returning to the Gwinnett County
Courthouse when they were shot on the sidewalk in front of 136 South Perry Street in Lawrenceville by a gunman standing near an alley across the street. ...

...The shooting left Flynt partially paralyzed with permanent spinal cord damage, and in need of a wheelchair. Flynt's injuries caused him constant, excruciating pain and he was addicted to painkillers until multiple surgeries deadened the affected nerves. He also suffered a stroke caused by one of several overdoses on his analgesic medication. He recovered but had pronunciation difficulties since.

...Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist and serial killer, confessed to the shootings many years later, claiming he was outraged by an interracial photo shoot in Hustler. Franklin was never brought to trial for the attempted killing of Flynt, who has made statements indicating he believes Franklin's story. Franklin was eventually charged in Missouri with eight unrelated counts of murder and sentenced to death. A month before Franklin's execution, in October 2013, Flynt expressed his opposition to the death penalty and stated he did not want Franklin to be executed. Franklin was executed by lethal injection on November 20, 2013.

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Franklin is also suspected of having shot Civil Rights leader Vernon Jordan in 1980 (NT)Jordan recovered and is 85 nowWednesday, February 10, 04:23:50pm
In 1996 filmmaker Miloš Forman directed "The People vs. Larry Flynt" based on Flynt's life, featuring actor Woody Harrelson (Oscar nominee) in the title role. Flynt himself made a cameo appearance as an Ohio judge and also a jury member in the court scene of the Jerry Falwell case.TRAILERWednesday, February 10, 04:27:33pm
His old adversary Jerry Falwell Sr. died in 2007 .... and he and Flynt became friends over time, having participated in panel discussions over the years. (NT)Ed TraceyWednesday, February 10, 07:16:22pm

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