So Much For Happily Ever After: Bride Allegedly Murders Groom The Morning Of Their Wedding

August 13, 2012 ‐ By

The week leading up to the big wedding day is said to be one of the most trying periods of any couple’s relationship, but a Pennsylvania pair was only a mere hours away from being wed in holy matrimony when it all went completely downhill.

Instead of being pronounced Mrs. Billy Rafael Brewster Saturday, 31-year-old Na Cola Darcel Franklin was placed under arrest for stabbing her fiancee—and subsequently murdering him—inside their apartment. According to Good Morning America/Yahoo News:

 [A]t some point during the night, Franklin and Brewster began arguing,Steve Luksa, first deputy to the Lehigh County District Attorney, told ABCNews.com.

In the heat of the argument, Franklin allegedly stabbed Brewster twice with a kitchen knife, police said.

“One of the stab wounds punctured his heart,” Luksa said.

When police arrived at the apartment, shortly after 2 a.m., they found Brewster bleeding from chest wounds on the second floor landing.

He was transported to the Lehigh County Trauma center and pronounced dead at 3:24 a.m., less than seven hours before the wedding.

Luksa said the couple was not alone in the apartment when the stabbing took place. The couple’s children, and extended family members were also present because of the impending nuptials.

Franklin was arrested and charged with one count of criminal homicide, Luksa said.

During her arraignment Saturday afternoon, Franklin told District Judge Donna Butler, “You got to check again,” unable to comprehend that Brewster was dead, the Allentown Morning Call reported. She cried, rocked herself back and forth and eventually choked out, “I … did … not … kill … him … on … purpose.”

Despite all of the bystanders during the altercation, extended family members have yet to speak up about what sparked the heated argument or why they didn’t intervene before things took a drastic turn for the worst. Franklin may have accidentally killed her husband but the stabbing was clearly on purpose. So far, the former bride-to-be is being held without bail with no expectation of ever walking down an aisle any time in the future.

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  • inessa

    “with no expectation of ever walking down an aisle any time in the future” Just trust and believe there is a black man out there who wants nothing but walk down the aisle with her

  • mishmash

    does anyone else wanna know what the fight was about ?

  • FromUR2UB

    That’s terrible. Now those children have to grow up with the stigma of a mother who murdered their father. By the way the family handled the altercation, then hushed up, it doesn’t sound like they’re going to be proactive in getting them the therapy they’ll need. Some people really mess up children’s lives.

  • I.S

    Till death do us part.

  • sabrina

    I feel stupid for actually thinking that woman in the picture was actually the killer bride…

  • Thatsmystory

    Violence and hot-headedness!! Prime reason why it is best to just walk away and cool down. Now she will spend some serious time in jail for her ignorance. #sadrealitycheck

  • looks like a fn dude

  • Mystique

    I wonder if he was a black man.

  • jray

    more and more incidences like this keep happening were family members or couples are destroying each other whether it be murder, rape, molestation, or abuse these violent acts between families or people in relationships are tale tale signs of the return of Christ whether you believe in the Bible or not Christ said that thy enemy should be that of thine own household people better recognize whats happening at break neck speed

  • Nikkita Michelle

    All those people in the house and no one could separate the two?

    • realadulttalk

      You took the words right out of my mouth!! There is more to this story-way more.

    • i’ll bet MONEY that it was because somebody used the excuse “it’s none of my business” to not break up the fight, yet everybody was standing there watching with popcorn.

    • some people love drama, i’ve seen it too many times when our people fight they just stand to find out who is the baddest. effing mess.

    • Amija

      You know? Now they have to live with the fact that he might not be dead if they had intervened. And she didn’t kill him on purpose? “I just stabbed him a little, your honor.” WTF?

    • mishmash

      not saying it was right,for the fight to get to this level. but she did have a butcher knife. You kind of wanna be careful going after an angry woman with a knife.

  • Hello_Kitty81

    So much for happily ever after.

  • lalatarea

    WORST. BRIDEZILLA. EVER.