First Degree Murder Charge for Father of Ebony Franklin

MPD’s press release on Ebony Franklin‘s homicide states that her father, 45-year-old Rodney James McIntyre of Southeast DC, was arrested just after 5 p.m. tonight on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case.

McIntyre is expected in court Monday to be presented with the charge.

Read MPD’s press release after the jump.

May 21, 2011

Arrest made in the Homicide of Ebony Franklin

( Washington, DC)- Detectives from the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Branch have announced an arrest in the homicide of 17 year-old Ebony Franklin.

On Monday, November 29, 2010, shortly after 1:00 pm, units from the Third District were dispatched to the rear of the 1000 block of Fairmont Street, NW, to investigate the report of an unconscious female. Upon arrival, the units discovered the unconscious female in the alley. DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the scene and determined that death was apparent. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene and subsequently transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, who ruled the manner of death a homicide.

On Saturday, May 21, 2011, at approximately 5:18 pm, 45-year-old Rodney James McIntyre of Southeast, Washington, DC, was arrested by members of the Capitol Area Regional Fugitive Task Force pursuant to an arrest warrant charging him with First Degree Murder while Armed.

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