Pennsylvania woman accused of killing fiance on wedding day

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HOKENDAUQUA, Pa. (AP) - Instead of spending her first full day as a newlywed, a Pennsylvania woman is in jail accused of killing her fiance hours before they were to get married.

Na Cola Darcel Franklin is charged with criminal homicide in the stabbing death of 36-year-old Billy Rafeal Brewster in their Whitehall Township apartment.

Police say they found Brewster bleeding shortly after 2 a.m. Saturday. He was later pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown reports that at her video arraignment Saturday, the 31-year-old Franklin wept and choked out, "I did not kill him on purpose."

Neighbor Steve Engel says the pastor who was supposed to perform the ceremony came to the apartment building after being unable to reach the couple.

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