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Suspect in woman’s murder surrenders to Arkansas State Police

Arkansas State Police said 20-year-old Christian Franks of Clarendon surrendered to an ASP...
Arkansas State Police said 20-year-old Christian Franks of Clarendon surrendered to an ASP special agent early Monday morning.(Monroe County Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 8, 2022 at 3:46 PM CDT|Updated: May. 9, 2022 at 10:05 AM CDT
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CLARENDON, Ark. (KAIT) - A 20-year-old man faces a capital murder charge in the weekend shooting death of a woman.

Arkansas State Police said Christian Franks of Clarendon surrendered to an ASP special agent early Monday morning.

He is suspected in connection with the death of 26-year-old Lilee Smith.

ASP said a family member found her shot to death Saturday at a home in the 400-block of Guydon Street in Clarendon.

Agents believe Smith was shot sometime Friday night.

Her body was sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory to determine the time of Smith’s death and provide more information about the manner and cause of death.

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