Franklin woman dead, son is critical after altercation

A Franklin woman is dead after an alleged altercation with her son early Monday.

Police Chief Sabria McGuire said officers were dispatched to 700 Anderson St. after a 911 call at 2:37 a.m. Monday.

McGuire said Hazel Charles, 60, of 1910 Canal Drive, Apt. 6, and her son, Jeremiah Penns, 36, of the same address, had been involved in a “disturbance” at relatives’ home on Anderson Street. Both were injured and transported to Franklin Foundation Hospital by Acadian Ambulance.

Charles reportedly experienced head trauma, and Penns had allegedly been stabbed several times.

They were both then transferred to Lafayette General Medical Center where Hazel Charles died of her injuries at 3:59 p.m.

Penns remains in the hospital in intensive care and critical condition.

McGuire said the incident remains under investigation. An autopsy will be performed on Charles.

Penns’ wounds were reportedly caused by a knife, McGuire said. The object that caused the head trauma on Charles is still under investigation pending the autopsy.

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