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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