Pa. woman gets life in fiance's stabbing death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - An eastern Pennsylvania woman sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of her fiance on their wedding day says she still loves him.

Thirty-two-year-old Na Cola Franklin was convicted of first-degree murder in the August death of 36-year-old Billy Brewster after an argument at their Whitehall Township apartment hours before the ceremony.

Easton's The Express-Times newspaper ( http://bit.ly/12uIhzV) reports Franklin said Tuesday before she was sentenced to the mandatory life term she hadn't meant to kill Brewster.

Franklin told the victim's mother in court, "I love him. I do still love him. I love him more than myself."

Defense attorney John Waldron has vowed an appeal. He argues Brewster came home drunk from an impromptu bachelor party and attacked Franklin.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com


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