Man Pleads Guilty to Murder Charges, Sentenced to 50 Years Behind Bars

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - It's fifty years behind bars for Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin plead guilty on Thursday for the September murder of 26-year-old Monica Beasley.

Authorities say Franklin shot Beasley at her mother's house in Midland after a heated argument broke out over their newborn baby son.

He then took off leaving Beasley's young children in the room with their dying mother.

When police caught up with him, he confessed to the murder