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Court-hearing commences for suspect indicted for murdering child and igniting fire in Guilford

Mar 04, 2019 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

The murder trial is underway for Ernest Franklin, who along with his wife Heather Franklin, is accused of setting a fire in their Guilford home in order to cover up the killing of their 16-year-old adopted son.

Jury selection spanned two days in Chenango County Court. The prosecution and the defense delivered their opening statements about what each side believes the evidence proves or fails to prove.

The indictment charges Ernest Franklin and his wife Heather with felony counts of s...