Plea negotiations ongoing for case against Brandon Franklin

Plea negotiations are ongoing for the case against Brandon Franklin, who allegedly stabbed Marvin Stewart, 49, on Jan. 8, 2015.

Defense attorney Judith Pipe said Franklin pleaded guilty by reason of insanity. However, they would not enter into the plea offer because parts of it were illegal, she said.

However, the prosecutors disagreed and said they would stand by their original statement. Prosecuting attorney Michael Truscott said nothing about their plea offer was illegal.

Details of the plea offer were not made public.

A status hearing is scheduled for Oct. 4 at 9:30 a.m. to further discuss plea negotiations.

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