Oklahoma man found guilty in toddler’s death
The Associated Press - September 8, 2018 10:44 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A jury has found a Tulsa man guilty of killing a 19-month-old child and soliciting murder against the baby’s mother.
Jurors in Oklahoma County District Court convicted 37-year-old Bert Franklin on Thursday of first-degree murder in the death of Lincoln Lewis. Franklin was in a relationship with Lincoln’s mother, Roxanne Randall, at the time.
Prosecutors say Franklin caused fatal skull fractures to the toddler on July 16, 2016, inside Randall’s house in Oklahoma City.
Franklin was also found guilty of soliciting the help of fellow jail inmates to kill Randall so she couldn’t testify against him.
He has denied all allegations.
Jurors chose life in prison without parole for the murder conviction and life in prison for the conspiracy conviction. Franklin showed no reaction during the announcement.