Tulsa dentist accused of infant's murder now accused of hiring someone to kill baby's mother

Posted at 11:24 AM, Dec 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-04 12:27:03-05

OKLAHOMA CITY - A Tulsa dentist accused of killing an infant is now accused of attempting to hire someone from inside a jail to murder the child's mother, according to KFOR.

Bert Franklin is currently sitting in jail accused in the murder.

Today, jury selection for the first-degree murder trial was scheduled to begin.

However, due to new charges filed against Franklin, jury selection never started.

KFOR reports that Monday morning Franklin was charged with trying to have Roxanne Randall murdered from inside the Oklahoma County jail.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater charged Franklin with one count of conspiracy to commit murder.

According to court documents, Franklin paid $300 to hire an Irish mobster to murder Randall.

Investigators say jailhouse phone call recordings show Franklin called the hitman and gave him directions to Randall’s Oklahoma City area home.

Franklin’s murder trial has been pushed back due to the new charges against him.


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