CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (Jul. 15)
Joseph Paul Franklin, a convicted murderer, was found guilty here last week of bombing a Chattanooga synagogue in 1977, after telling the jury he had bombed the synagogue because it was the “synagogue of Satan.”
He was sentenced to a term of 15 to 21 years in prison for the bombing and a consecutive term of six to 10 years for possession of explosives.
The 34-year-old drifter is already serving life sentences for violating the civil rights of two Black men who were fatally shot while jogging with two white women in Utah. Franklin also faces trials for raciallymotivated crimes in other states.