Donnell Alexander made the drive from South Los Angeles to the criminal courts building in Downtown Los Angeles every day.
On trial was Grim Sleeper serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr., accused in the murder of 10 women, including Alexander’s sister Monique, and the attempted murder of another. The Grim Sleeper terrorized South Los Angeles during his 22-year murder spree, which is the focus of the upcoming People Magazine Investigates episode “The Grim Sleeper,” which airs Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Investigation Discovery.
Franklin was convicted in May, providing a measure of vindication and closure for the victims’ families.
“This is a process we have to go through,” Alexander told PEOPLE before the trial, every day of which he went to along with his parents, Mary and Porter.
“We know my sister is not coming back. She is in a better