Bride Sentenced for Killing Groom on Wedding Day

Na Cola Franklin was given life behind bars without parole for stabbing her fiance.

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Na Cola Franklin in August 2012 (Lehigh Corrections)

In Pennsylvania on Thursday, Na Cola Franklin was found guilty of stabbing her fiance, Billy Brewster, to death just hours before her wedding. The Daily News reports that Franklin was sentenced to life without parole.

The couple were arguing at 2 a.m. on the day of their nuptials — Aug. 11, 2012 — after Brewster returned to their Whitehall Township apartment drunk.

He'd been out for an impromptu bachelor party.

Franklin's defense attorneys said she was attacked first by her fiancé, who then tried to run off with their 9-month-old son.

She grabbed a knife to protect her child and stabbed Brewster in self-defense.

But prosecutors and witnesses claimed neither Franklin nor her child were in any danger, and the attack was unprovoked.

Read more at the Daily News.

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