Man charged in St. Paul homicide pleads guilty

Man charged in St. Paul homicide pleads guilty Photo: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office

May 21, 2019 04:17 PM

A man charged with murdering a man in St. Paul earlier this year has pleaded guilty.

Court documents show that Theotis Antonio Thomas, 19, of St. Paul, pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder with intent and making terroristic threats with reckless disregard. Thomas was convicted on both charges Tuesday. He had also been chraged with illegal possession of a firearm or ammunition and three other counts of making terroristic threats.


Police were called to the 600 block of Elfelt Street in St. Paul at about 4 a.m. on March 15 after a caller reported hearing shots fired inside a nearby home.

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Officers found 21-year-old Mark Franklin Jr. with a gunshot wound, and after life-saving measures were attempted, he was pronounced dead.

Thomas turned himself into police two days later.

His sentencing is set for Aug. 28.

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