Charges filed against dental employee who worked with alleged murder suspect

Posted at 7:29 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 20:40:12-05

TULSA - A woman who worked with Tulsa dentist Bert Franklin was charged Thursday with multiple counts of impersonating a dentist.

Paige Maples, 34, faces six separate charges of unlawful practice of dentistry. 

Franklin, 35, has been accused in the murder of his then-girlfriend's 19-month-old boy, Lincoln Lewis, back in July 2016.

He was taken into custody for the homicide when authorities discovered the infant boy had a fractured skull. Oklahoma City Police investigated when they say the baby's injuries were revealed after Franklin took the infant to a hospital there.

Medical staff called authorities to the hospital because of the severity of the injuries. Investigators determined the bruises and breaks could not have been caused by a fall. Lincoln's mother told police that the baby had taken falls twice in the week before his death.

The child was medi-flighted from Oklahoma City to a Tulsa hospital where he died.




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