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Man charged in fatal stabbing of Queens woman

Posted at 8:58 AM, Feb 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-26 18:29:49-05

FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens — A man allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death inside a Queens apartment building early Sunday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.

Monet Franklin, 51, was stabbed repeatedly in the neck and chest, police officials said. Her body was found inside a Beach 32nd Street apartment near Seagirt Boulevard just before 2 a.m.

Franklin’s mother, 74, was also found at the scene, police said. She had a cut to her left hand. She was transported to Jamaica Hospital for treatment.

A knife was recovered at the scene.

Police arrested Jonnie Jones, who also lived in the apartment. He was charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon.