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Suspect, 26, convicted in 2010 triple slaying

2 years 2 months 1 week ago November 09, 2014 Nov 9, 2014 Sunday, November 09 2014 November 09, 2014 11:12 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A 26-year-old man is facing a lifetime in prison after being convicted in a triple murder in New Orleans.

An Orleans Parish jury on Saturday convicted Charles "Tiger" Franklin of three counts of first-degree murder.

The killings happened in 2010 in New Orleans' St. Roch neighborhood.

Franklin was accused of committing the murders with a friend, 22-year-old Dwayne "Red" Johnson, in a dispute about crack dealing. Johnson pleaded guilty in August to three counts of manslaughter. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison.

Franklin will be formally sentenced to life on Dec. 17. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

The jury in Franklin's case did not accept his alibi that he was at home with his girlfriend when the killings occurred.

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