Franklin County authorities charge woman with murder

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. – Authorities say a man is dead and a woman is being charged with murder.

Officials were called to a home on County Road 81 just before 6:30 p.m. on Monday. They found Jason Poore, 38, dead when they arrived. Police say Poore was beaten to death.

Investigators were back at the home Tuesday morning looking for evidence.

Phil Campbell police and the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Poore’s ex-girlfriend, Brittany Kaylen Barnett, 21, for his death. She was charged with murder.

Investigators said Poore and Barnett were seen arguing shortly before he was found dead.

They believe more people could have been with Barnett at the time of the murder.

Bond had not been set for Barnett Tuesday afternoon.