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    OK - Lincoln Lewis, 19 mos, dies of head trauma, Oklahoma City, 17 July 2016

    ( to wvcountrygirl for bringing little Lewis' case to our attention)



    Oklahoma City detectives have arrested a Tulsa dentist in connection with the death of 19-month-old Lincoln Lewis.

    Police confirm they have arrested 35-year-old Bert Franklin. Tulsa police said he is dating Lincoln's mother. And News 9 has also learned, Franklin is married and has four children of his own.

    According to the family, baby Lincoln died on Monday, July 18, after suffering a head injury.

    Facebook posts show Lincoln was born three months premature and his mother referred to him as "my sweet miracle babe".

    http://www.news9.com/story/32489383/...e-childs-death

    A CHILLING video showing an Oklahoma dentist grabbing a slice of pizza while holding the limp body of his mistress’ son after allegedly bashing the baby to death has emerged.

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    Prosecutors have sensationally showed the new surveillance video from inside the home in court, saying the footage shows part of the July attack.

    In the obscured video, Franklin can be seen carrying baby Lincoln's limp body as he grabs some pizza.


    Prosecutors allege that the philandering father, seen to be kicking something in the video, was actually kicking the baby.

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/163794...-son-to-death/

    Disturbing new details are coming out in the case against a Tulsa dentist accused of killing an Oklahoma City baby.

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    But court papers filed Thursday in Oklahoma County Court, show a very different side to this married father of four.

    They state he and Lincoln's mother had been in a relationship for about a year without his wife or her knowing he was actually having an affair.

    The affidavit goes on to reveal an even darker side to the smiling dentist. It states, Franklin was very controlling of Lincoln's mother, and he made statements in the past about his hatred towards Lincoln's biological father - stating he "threatened to kill him" and "skin him in Bricktown".

    http://www.news9.com/story/32500294/...th-of-okc-baby

    Bond denied for Tulsa dentist accused in death of OKC mistress's 19-month-old son.
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    Seeing pics of this precious baby just brings tears to my eyes. He was born premature and had to wear a cranial molding helmet. I can't even express the anger I feel at reading how the investigators say he died!

    http://www.news9.com/story/32500294/...th-of-okc-baby
    Doctors diagnosed little Lincoln with a "skull fracture". The attending physician "believed the injuries were consistent with possible abuse".

    Artist Paints Shaping Helmet For Metro Baby
    http://www.news9.com/story/30618653/...for-metro-baby
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    I read the news 9 article and mother stated infant took a "small tumble." Unbelievable she'd try to cover up sick crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simba16 View Post
    I read the news 9 article and mother stated infant took a "small tumble." Unbelievable she'd try to cover up sick crime.
    The news articles talk about a couple recent falls. I wonder who was taking care of Lincoln during those times?
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    Oh this case is so heartbreaking! It's been all over the news here. The dentist had a pretty large and successful practice here in Tulsa. I think about this poor mother every day and look at little Lincoln's pictures on her FB every day too. I've heard nothing about Dr. Franklin's wife. She has been laying very low I guess. My heart goes out to her as well.
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    Woah...the mother is not responsible for her child's death. The mother's boyfriend has been charged with murdering little Lincoln.

    http://kfor.com/2016/08/17/prosecuto...ng-metro-baby/


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    Early in Aug. Franklin's attorney said he planned to file a motion for bond reduction
    http://ktul.com/news/local/tulsa-den...bond-reduction
    Franklin's attorney, Scott Adams, says he will argue that Franklin is not a flight risk and needs to get back to work.
    Luckily, bond was denied!
    http://www.newson6.com/story/3277892...ling-okc-child
    the judge denied bond for Franklin, saying he's a danger to the community.
    Prosecutors said his business is crumbling and claim Franklin also made death threats to the victim's mother.
    Looks like the State Board of Dentistry agreed! They also said they have been investigating him since Feb. for fraud and violations against the dental act. (details at link)
    http://kfor.com/2016/08/19/dental-bo...sed-of-murder/
    “The board no longer feels that anyone can go into an office that he’s in and be safe,” said executive director, Susan Rogers.
    Sounds like this monster's life was a mess. RIP little Lincoln, you did not deserve this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoneyWest View Post
    Woah...the mother is not responsible for her child's death. The mother's boyfriend has been charged with murdering little Lincoln.

    http://kfor.com/2016/08/17/prosecuto...ng-metro-baby/


    He lives in Tulsa, OK where he has a wife and four children.
    I agree, the mother is certainly not to blame! I wonder if Lincoln was under this man's care when he had the early injuries? If so, I would question if the injuries really came from falls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wvcountrygirl View Post
    Early in Aug. Franklin's attorney said he planned to file a motion for bond reduction
    http://ktul.com/news/local/tulsa-den...bond-reduction


    Luckily, bond was denied!
    http://www.newson6.com/story/3277892...ling-okc-child



    Looks like the State Board of Dentistry agreed! They also said they have been investigating him since Feb. for fraud and violations against the dental act. (details at link)
    http://kfor.com/2016/08/19/dental-bo...sed-of-murder/


    Sounds like this monster's life was a mess. RIP little Lincoln, you did not deserve this!
    Does he really think he would have work to go back to? I doubt many people are going to want to have their teeth worked on by someone who murdered a sweet, vulnerable, baby.

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    This piece of trash dentist was also charged last week with fraud, charging $80,000 on a patient's credit card. His office has been closed for a couple of weeks now.

    http://ktul.com/news/local/tulsa-den...t-out-of-80000


    wvcountrygirl, from what I've read, Lincoln's mother had an in-home babysitter during the day when she was at work. He was not quite ready to go to daycare due to still being a little fragile because of being such a preemie. I don't think his previous little falls caused anything near what this piece of trash did to him. I'm just baffled by this whole thing. Apparently he was insanely jealous of Lincoln's bio father, was living a double life between his family in Tulsa and his girlfriend and her children in Oklahoma City, and was drowning in debt, ripping off his patients, losing his business and who knows what else.
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    http://www.koco.com/article/dentist-...murder/8500741

    A judge ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence for Bert Franklin to stand trial. He is accused of fracturing a 19-month-old toddler's skull in July...

    Authorities have not announced when the trial will begin.

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    Charges filed against dental employee who worked with alleged murder suspect
    A woman who worked with Tulsa dentist Bert Franklin was charged Thursday with multiple counts of impersonating a dentist.

    Paige Maples, 34, faces six separate charges of unlawful practice of dentistry.

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    Cripes. I just read this whole thread. That poor sweet baby, he and his mom are in my prayers.

    Also, I know we all always worry about the safety of the innocent people who the perpetrators of these crimes come into contact with, but I sincerely hope there is someone doing some serious looking in this dude's family and background. He sounds like an absolute sociopath who was lying to literally everyone about literally everything.

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    http://www.newson6.com/story/3429644...ed-with-murder

    During a hearing on Wednesday, Bert Franklin learned his trial is scheduled to begin on September 25th.

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    Grieving OKC Mother Pleads For Change To Death Penalty Rules
    Hundreds of people are joining a petition to change death penalty requirements in Oklahoma.

    Roxanne Randall, whose toddler son Lincoln died last year, launched the campaign last week.

    In Oklahoma, there are eight different aggravating factors that would merit the death penalty. None of those specifically address the murder of a child, and Randall hopes to change that.

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