Sentencing date set for Chenango County man convicted of killing adopted son

Ernest Franklin II was convicted after a week-long trial.

Posted: Mar 13, 2019 12:35 PM

NORWICH, N.Y. -- The Chenango County man found guilty of killing his adopted, disabled son, and setting the house on fire will be sentenced May 3.

His wife's trial is set to begin April 1.

Ernest Franklin II was convicted after a week-long trial.

He faces 25 years to life in prison.

Franklin killed his 16-year-old son, Jeffrey Franklin, and tried to mask the evidence by setting the fire at their Mount Upton home

Franklin and his wife were both charged in case.

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