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Father Charged in Murder of His Three Year Old Son

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Mar 23 2019 4:59 PM

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Bluewater Bay area man with domestic violence related murder in connection with the stabbing death of his three year old son.


61-year old Frederick Franken of 1476 Rawlins Court was arrested at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, where he is still undergoing treatment for self-inflicted stab wounds. Investigators say Franken and his son, Frederick Franken Jr., were found on the floor of their residence by the child’s mother on March15th after she arrived home from work.


Franken Sr. had his arms around the child and a knife in his hand. The boy had been stabbed multiple times and Franken Sr. had multiple self-inflicted knife wounds.


OCSO investigators attempted to interview Franken on March 21st, but he invoked his right to an attorney.


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