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NEW DETAILS: Midland Murder Suspect Arrested Overnight

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Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Police have arrested a murder suspect after a woman was shot to death in Midland.

Police say 26-year-old Monica Beasley was shot to death in the living room of her parent's home in the 1400 block of Michigan in Midland. Police were called to the home around 7:00 Thursday evening.

Police identified 30-year-old Benjamin Franklin as a suspect Thursday evening in the murder. 

NEW DETAILS: Police say Franklin was arrested around 1:30 Friday morning in Odessa. He was found sleeping in his vehicle in the parking lot of Motel 6 at Interstate 20 and Grant Street.

Franklin was arrested by Midland Police and U.S. Marshals without any trouble. Officers located a .40 caliber pistol that is believed to have been used in the shooting.

We will have much more on this story on NewsWest9 at 4, 5 and 6.

 

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