Bride Convicted of Killing Groom on Wedding Day Wants Retrial | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Bride Convicted of Killing Groom on Wedding Day Wants Retrial

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    La Cola Franklin is pictured above after her arrest.

    An eastern Pennsylvania judge whether to grant a new trial to a woman sentenced to life in prison for fatally stabbing her fiance on their wedding day.

    Na Cola Franklin was convicted of first-degree murder in the August death of 36-year-old Billy Brewster after an argument at their Whitehall Township apartment hours before their August 2012 wedding.

    The Express-Times said Franklin was tearful at Tuesday's hearing.

    At her sentencing last May, Franklin said she didn't mean to kill Brewster.

    Defense attorney John Waldron said that should mean a conviction for third-degree murder or manslaughter. He says his client should get a new trial.

    Also on NBC10.com:

     


    Get the latest from NBC10 Philadelphia anytime: Android/iPhone/iPad Apps | SMS Alerts | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Instagram | RSS