ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — The United States Marshal’s Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, arrested a 31-year-old woman for the stabbing death of Antonio Merle, who was murdered in Arlington last weekend.
Just before 2:45 a.m. Jan. 11, police responded to a reported stabbing in the 5700 block of Prescott Drive. Officers said Merle was found and shortly transported to a local hospital where he later died.READ MORE: Widow Of Good Samaritan Who Suffered Deadly Blow On DART Train, Seeking Answers And Justice
Detectives quickly determined that Leah Franklin was the only suspect involved in the case, and arrested and charged her with murder a little over a week later on Jan. 18.READ MORE: Dallas' Vogel Alcove Breaking Cycle Of Poverty Through What Looks Like Playtime
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Franklin is currently in the Shreveport Jail pending extradition back to Tarrant County.