“I am overwhelmed,” Eileen told reporters after the decision in November 1990. “I am extraordinarily relieved that it is over. I do know I’ve accomplished the proper factor.”
However no, she wasn’t joyful in regards to the outcome, she stated. “There cannot be a real victory for me as a result of my father’s nonetheless going to jail.”
Margaret Nason, Susan’s mom, stated, “It does lay it to relaxation, 21 years later.” She and her husband Don Nason nonetheless lived in the identical Foster Metropolis residence the place they’d as soon as been elevating Susan and her older sister.
Talking as to why detectives had by no means taken a very good take a look at George again in 1969, San Mateo County Deputy District Lawyer Elaine Tipton, the lead prosecutor, stated, “Twenty-one years in the past, it was assumed that individuals who molested kids had been strangers, outsiders and phantoms. They appeared after which they went away.” On the time, she defined, authorities weren’t inclined to suspect a well-recognized face from the neighborhood.
“I am satisfied the decision will stand,” she stated.
In January 1992, San Mateo Municipal Court docket Decide Thomas M. Smith gave George a life sentence with the potential for parole, calling him a “wicked and depraved man.”
Whereas she had sounded conflicted about her father’s final destiny, Eileen had written in a letter to the probation division, which supplied the sentencing advice: “George Franklin ought to spend the final moments of his life imprisoned, which is much better than how Susan Nason spent hers.”