Walker County identifies woman killed in fatal shooting

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Kyrsten Eller

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal shooting to be 33-year-old Krystal Franklin, a mother of seven.

Investigators said Franklin was walking outside her home to smoke a cigarette when she was hit by a bullet early Monday. She died at the scene.

Later that day, deputies took 30-year-old Jacob Aaron Thompson into custody in Cullman County.

Thompson is charged with capital murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Investigators said the investigation remains ongoing.

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