Bride accused of killing groom on their big day

Posted: August 14, 2012

HOKENDAUQUA, Pa. - Authorities said an Eastern Pennsylvania woman stabbed her fiance to death during an argument on their wedding day.

Na Cola Darcel Franklin is charged with criminal homicide in the death of 36-year-old Billy Rafeal Brewster in their Whitehall Township apartment.

Police said they found Brewster bleeding shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Allentown Morning Call reported that, at her video arraignment Saturday, the 31-year-old Franklin wept and choked out, "I did not kill him on purpose."

Neighbor Steve Engel says the pastor who was supposed to perform the ceremony went to the apartment building after being unable to reach the couple, and a number of people who were apparently going to the wedding also showed up throughout the day. - AP

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