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Oct 13, 2015

Was Courtship the Reason Why a Lord’s Bank Resident was Stabbed to Death?

Twenty-five-year-old Ervin Franklyn was stabbed and killed in Lord’s Bank Village over the weekend.  The fatal incident happened sometime around two o‘clock on Saturday morning.  According to Ladyville police, they responded to an area off Edwin Park Street where they saw the young man suffering from multiple stab wounds to various parts of the body, including the lower back and armpit.  Despite being rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, Franklyn would not survive the vicious attack.  The motive, according to Senior Superintendent Edward Broaster, may have been the result of Franklyn reportedly courting a young lady in the neighborhood.


Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster, Regional Commander, Eastern Division Rural

“On Saturday, October tenth, the Ladyville police precinct received information of a male person in the Lord’s Bank area who was stabbed. When police went there, they found the lifeless body of Ervin Osborn Franklyn, twenty-five years of a Lord’s Bank Village address. Initial investigation indicated that he received a stab wound to the back and to the right armpit. He was transported to the K.H.M.H. where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Investigation thus far to date, we have two suspects in custody, one of which is confessing to the stabbing death of the individual and we have other witnesses that we have recorded statements from in regards to this incident.”


Isani Cayetano

“Motive? Has there been one?”


Edward Broaster

Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster

“Motive is the fact that the deceased was interfering with one of the accused female companion.”



“Interfere in what sense?”


Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster

“Courting in that sense.”



“Any timeline in any arrests in relation to this case?”


Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster

“Well like I said, we arrested two of the suspects and they will be charged by this afternoon or early tomorrow morning.”


Isani Cayetano

“Are these individuals known to police officers in terms of their criminal history or do they have any to begin with?”


Sr. Supt. Edward Broaster

“We are not aware of any criminal history of the suspects at this time.”

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