Jeffrey Franklin Teen Killer Alabama Axe Murderer

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Jeffrey Franklin was seventeen years old when he would attack his family with an axe. According to court documents Jeffrey Franklin would murder his parents with an axe and attempted to kill his siblings who thankfully would survive. This teen killer would soon be arrested and would later plead guilty at trial. Jeffrey Franklin would be sentenced to two life terms to be served consecutively however due to Alabama parole guidelines he was able to first apply for parole in 2016 which was denied. Jeffrey Franklin will have to wait til 2021 before he can attempt to be paroled.

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Ten years ago the Heart of the Valley was shocked when a teenager brutally killed his parents with an axe and slashed three of his siblings.

Monday, we visited the neighborhood where it all started on

March 10, 1998 is a night no one on Camelot Drive in South Huntsville will ever forget.

“Jeffrey killed his parents and did a job on the three others that were there,” says neighbor Becky Grega.

Grega lives across the street from the house Gerald and Cynthia Franklin called home 10 years ago.

She remembers the night the Franklin’s oldest son, Jeffrey, used a hatchet to brutally kill his parents and slash his siblings.

Grega says she’s reminded of that grizzly night every time she looks across the street.

“You think about it everyday. When you see the house,” says Grega.

And the images of that night.

Franklin –shirtless in handcuffs — spitting, cursing and making obscene gestures at police and news crews.

He was diagnosed with ADHD before his parents were killed.

A doctor prescribed Ritalin, Prozac and Klonopin to treat his condition.

Franklin admitted to police he abused the drugs.

“Even 12 days after this tragic event happened he still had almost a lethal amount of Ritalin in his blood stream,” says Grega.

Ten years later, Jeffrey Franklin still sits behind bars serving three life sentences.

He still stays in touch with his former attorney.

“I think he’s doing better. He’s participating in a program with psychological problems he’s apparently still on medication,” says attorney Robert Tuten.

The three children who were injured in the attack, Sarah, Timothy and Christopher Franklin, and their sister, Stacey, who was not at home, now live in New York with relatives.

Tuten says recently Franklin and his brothers and sisters began communicating with each other.

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Alabama’s parole board is refusing to release a man convicted of killing his parents with a hatchet in their home in Huntsville in 1998.

The board refused parole for Jeffrey Franklin during a hearing Tuesday.

Franklin is now 36. He was 17 when parents Gerald and Cynthia Franklin were hacked to death with the hatchet inside their home. Three of Franklin’s younger siblings also were attacked but survived.

Franklin pleaded guilty to multiple charges of murder and attempted murder and is serving a life sentence. The board considered the case automatically because he has been in prison for 15 years.

Authorities say they collected evidence that includes writings in which Franklin planned the slayings. A prosecutor has said the writings were sprinkled with themes of devil worship and sex.

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