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Jeffrey Franklin denied parole for parents’ murders in south Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Jeffrey Franklin, the man convicted of killing his parents when he was 17 years old, has been denied parole.

The Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles heard Franklin's case today.   The murders happened in 1998. Franklin pleaded guilty in 2001 and is now 36.  He pleaded guilty to two counts of murders and three counts of attempted murder, for his three siblings's injuries.

Franklin was sentenced to five life sentences for the crimes, but under Alabama law, an inmate can become parole-eligible after serving 15 years of a life sentence.

WHNT News 19 recently got a look inside the Jeffrey Franklin Files which are still, 18 years later, a shock to see.

“There’s a fair amount of writing having to do with kind of planning the crime, and even after, even after the crime, of what he intended to do,” said Madison County District Attorney.