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Domestic Violence Death Hours Before Wedding

Police arrived at an apartment in Pennsylvania very early in the morning to find a man bleeding from chest wounds on the second floor landing. Emergency personnel immediately transported  Billy Brewster to the hospital where he died from his injuries less than two hours later.

The suspect responsible for stabbing the man was his fiancée, Na Franklin. During the night, they began an argument, which escalated into domestic violence. At one point during the argument, Ma allegedly grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed him twice. Unfortunately, one of the stab wounds punctured his heart.

Brewster’s death occurred less than seven hours before he and Franklin were to be married.

Franklin was arrested and charged with one felony count of criminal homicide. When told that her husband-to-be was dead, she replied, “You got to check again.” Eventually, she realized the gravity of the situation, and allegedly insisted that she did not kill him on purpose. She is being held without bail.

Corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant or spousal battery (both known as domestic violence) can be a felony in California, and many are arrested for any offensive physical contact during an argument, no matter how slight. If you or a loved one are arrested for domestic violence in Orange County, you will need a criminal lawyer. Call the Law Offices of Staycie Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a free consultation.