Witness: Pa. bride made threats before groom killed

Billy Brewster and Na Cola Franklin
September 14, 2012 2:50:47 PM PDT
A Pennsylvania woman charged with fatally stabbing her fiance hours before they were set to be married allegedly killed the man after he raised his hands palms-up and asked her, "is this what you really want to do?"

Na Cola Franklin was bound over for trial on a criminal homicide charge Thursday after a Lehigh County district judge heard testimony describing the Aug. 11 death of Billy Brewster.

Brewster's cousin Nakia Kali says Franklin threatened to stab him and Brewster's 13-year-old son when they tried to calm her down. He says Franklin then stabbed her husband-to-be in the heart with a kitchen knife at their Whitehall Township apartment.

Franklin's attorney says his client was in an abusive relationship and Brewster was trying to leave with their nine-month-old baby.


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