Fire Investigation Turns Into Murder Case

The case of a 16 year old who appeared to have died in a Chenango County house fire earlier this month is now a murder investigation with the boy’s parents as the suspects.

According to investigators the Guilford teenager’s autopsy results showed he did not die as a result of the fire.

Ernest Franklin II and Heather Franklin were arrested for second-degree murder, third-degree arson, and tampering with physical evidence.