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Cops: Pennsylvania woman stabs fiance to death hours before wedding

Police in Whitehall Township, Pa., say a 31-year-old woman killed her fiance on their wedding day. 

Police arrested Na Cola Darcel Franklin in the stabbing death early Saturday morning of 36-year-old Billy Rafeal Brewster. The attack occurred on the second-floor landing of Brewster’s apartment building in Whitehall Township, The Express-Times reported.


Authorities said Brewster was stabbed twice in the left torso, resulting in a punctured heart. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday. 

Franklin faces a homicide charge. The Morning Call newspaper  said she cried during her arraignment by video from Lehigh County prison in Allentown.

"I ... did … not … kill … him … on … purpose," she said, choking out the words one at a time between sobs.

Police said the couple were to be married Saturday at 10 a.m.

Lehigh County District Attorney James Martin would not comment on a motive.

Neighbors in the surrounding three apartments told the Express-Times that Brewster and Franklin lived with three children in the apartment for about a year. 

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