Dayton homicides 1997:
DDN PHOTO SKIP PETERSON
Flowers were placed in front of the remains of Ivory and Ophelia Franklin's home at 39 Riegal St.
| At 2 a.m. on April 18, 1997, firefighters responded to a house fire at 39 S. Riegel St., and discovered three bodies inside.|
The victims were Ivory Franklin, 75, his wife, Ophelia, 71, and their son Anthony, 38.
On Aug. 21, 1998 Franklin was convicted of the three murders. On Aug. 26 he was sentenced to death.
|POLICE CHARGE GRANDSON |
Couple and son were beaten before fire, coroner says
By Angela Townsend DAYTON DAILY NEWS
Published: Tuesday, April 22, 1997
| DEATH ROW FOR FRANKLIN, JURY DECIDES |
Last word now rests with judge
By Rob Modic Dayton Daily News
JUDGE AGREES WITH JURY