HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – A Huntsville man convicted of killing his parents and attacking his siblings in 1998 will soon be up for parole.
Jeffrey Franklin has been serving a life sentence at the Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs. He is scheduled for a parole hearing on June 1.
Franklin was 17-years-old when he killed his parents, Gerald and Cynthia Franklin, with a hatchet and tried to kill three siblings at their south Huntsville home.
He pleaded guilty in 2001 to two murder charges and three counts of attempted murder. A judge sentenced him to three life sentences to be served consecutively.
Franklin is now 36-years-old. Under Alabama law, a person who receives a life sentence is eligible for a parole hearing after 15 years in prison.
In early 2013, Franklin made a push to move up his parole hearing based on his time served in the Madison County Jail. He made the plea in a rambling, six-page letter to the judge who sentenced him.
The request was denied, but his 2016 eligibility date still stands, though this case involves the notification of victims. The hearing date will possibly take a few additional months before it is held.