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Jaylyn Franklin sentenced to 100 years for 2016 Christmas Eve double homicide

June 20, 2019

(Anchorage, AK) – At a sentencing held June 19, 2019, Jaylyn Franklin, one of four defendants charged in a 2016 Christmas Eve double homicide, received a total sentence of 100 years for his role in the murder of an Anchorage couple.

Jaylyn Franklin, 22-years-old, originally faced charges of first degree murder, second degree murder, and armed robbery for his role in the shooting deaths of Christopher and Danielle Brooks at their residence on Peterkin Avenue. According to the charging documents, the victims’ young son witnessed some of the crime and told officers that “ninjas” had killed his family.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Franklin pleaded guilty to two counts of second degree murder and will serve 50 years with 10 years suspended on each count, to be served consecutively, with an additional 20 years of suspended time and 10 years of felony probation.
At the sentencing, a number of the victims’ family members made victim impact statements, speaking at length about the devastating effect the crimes have had on their families.

Trial for defendant Mann and a third defendant, Savon Wiley (allegedly involved in the home-invasion robbery but not present at the scene) is scheduled to begin July 8, 2019. A firm trial date for defendant Harris is not currently set.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Andrew Grannik at (907) 269-6300.

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Department Media Contact: Senior Assistant Attorney General Cori Mills at (907) 465-2132 or cori.mills@alaska.gov.