Double Homicide in Asheville, Son Arrested
(Asheville Citizen-Times) A Leicester man was arrested Wednesday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his mother and stepfather. Vincent Thomas Wesley Franklin, 25, of James Drive, was taken into custody by Asheville police about two hours after the deaths were reported. Franklin was also charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is being held at the Buncombe County jail without bond. He was scheduled to appear in court this morning.Franklin was charged earlier this month with assault with a deadly weapon. He was accused of stabbing a person in the neck, back and behind the ear, according to an arrest warrant. He was scheduled to appear in court next month in that case, as well as on charges of reckless driving, driving while impaired and hit-and-run involving property damage.
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