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Murder suspect transferred to St. Mary Parish to face charges

Andreniki Franklin, 29, Baton Rouge was arrested on June 3, 2021, at 2:54 pm for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice-tampering.

Posted: Jun 4, 2021 10:19 AM

The woman accused of murder in connection with the shooting death of Karlnita Marks of Baldwin has been transferred to St. Mary Parish to face charges. Andreniki Franklin, 29, Baton Rouge was arrested on June 3, 2021, at 2:54 pm for second-degree murder and obstruction of justice-tampering.

Deputies responded to a call of a person injured/possible shooting at 12:31 am on Saturday morning, May 30, 2020. Deputies discovered that a woman, identified as Karlnita Marks, age 25, of Baldwin, had been shot and transported to a hospital. Ms. Marks later died as a result of the incident.

During the investigation, Franklin was developed as the suspect. In April 2021, the case went to the Grand Jury and an indictment was handed down.

On May 28, 2021, the LSP Fugitive Apprehension Unit and EBRSO Warrants Division made contact with Franklin at the Mallard Crossing Apartments in Baton Rouge. Franklin was arrested on a warrant for the charges of second-degree murder and obstruction of justice-tampering.

On June 3, 2021, corrections deputies transported Franklin to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking. Franklin was subsequently transported to the Morgan City Jail for incarceration.

Bail has been set at $600,000.

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