Midland Man Remains Behind Bars Accused of Murdering His Girlfriend

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Turns out a Midland man currently in jail on charges that he murdered his girlfriend may be pretty familiar with his new surroundings.

30-year-old Benjamin Franklin is accused of shooting and killing 26-year-old Monica Beasley last Thursday.

During his arrest, Franklin told Midland Police he recently worked as a prison guard at the West Texas Detention Center in Hudspeth County.

Franklin remains behind bars in the Midland County jail on a $500,000 bond.