Name: Jeffrey “JR” Franklin.
Died: March 1, 2017.
Age at death: 16.
Cause of death: Murder.
Location: Guilford, New York, USA.
Disability: Deaf; autism; developmental delay; mobility impaired.
Jeffrey had been adopted when he was about nine or ten years old.
Jeffrey’s adoptive parents killed him. Then they burned down their trailer to try to hide the evidence.
Perpetrator: Heather Franklin (Adoptive mother) and Ernest Franklin (Adoptive father), both charged with second-degree murder, arson, and tampering with evidence.
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