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Woman Arrested In Louisiana For Stabbing Death Of Arlington Man

ARLINGTON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — The United States Marshal's Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, arrested a 31-year-old woman for the stabbing death of Antonio Merle, who was murdered in Arlington last weekend.

Just before 2:45 a.m. Jan. 11, police responded to a reported stabbing in the 5700 block of Prescott Drive. Officers said Merle was found and shortly transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Detectives quickly determined that Leah Franklin was the only suspect involved in the case, and arrested and charged her with murder a little over a week later on Jan. 18.

Leah Franklin
Leah Franklin (Caddo Parish Jail)

Franklin is currently in the Shreveport Jail pending extradition back to Tarrant County.

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