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Suspect in wrong-way crash makes first court appearance

Updated: October 22, 2019 06:34 PM

Mark Franklin Jr., missed his first court appearance Monday afternoon due to his injuries.

On Tuesday afternoon, he was still visibly injured.

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Investigators say Franklin was speeding and believed to be under the influence last week when he drove the wrong direction and crashed into an oncoming minivan.


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The crash killed 39-year-old Ubah Hussen and her unborn child. Her husband, identified as Tamam Kharow, was injured in the crash.

In court Tuesday afternoon, Franklin requested a public defender. His bail was set at $1 million. 

Franklin is scheduled to appear in court again on Nov. 22.

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