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Woman accused of stabbing Arlington man to death arrested in Louisiana, police say

Leah Franklin is accused of stabbing Antonio Merle to death on Jan. 11.
Credit: Arlington Police Department
Leah Franklin, 31

ARLINGTON, Texas — A 31-year-old woman was arrested in Louisiana in connection with the stabbing death of a man in Arlington, authorities say.

Arlington police said they were notified Saturday that U.S. Marshals had arrested Leah Franklin on a murder charge. 

She is accused of stabbing 30-year-old Antonio Merle to death on Jan. 11. 

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Franklin remains in the Shreveport Jail while pending extradition back to Tarrant County, according to officials. 

Authorities say she is the only suspect in the case.

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