Geneva County Murder

Prosecutors will present testimony in the Franklin Herring murder trial.

The 60-year-old is charged in the shooting death of a Geneva County man.

Forty-one-year-old Travis Thames was found fatally shot in a home owned by Herring in Geneva County’s rural Flat Creek Community after a party on Halloween night, 2003.

Besides the defendant and victim, several others were reportedly inside the home when the shot was fired.

It was initially reported Thames picked-up the shotgun and it accidentally went off.

But, authorities say Herring planned to kill the Florida man. If convicted, Herring could spend the rest of his life in prison.


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