$1M bond for man accused of killing girlfriend


LAS CRUCES (AP) – Bond has been set at $1 million for a man accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend in Las Cruces last month.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Corey Franklin was arraigned in district court Monday.

Franklin was indicted earlier on charges of first-degree murder, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.

Prosecutors say Franklin allegedly stabbed Graciela Hernandez multiple times on Jan. 21 and then dragged her to the bedroom where he left her for more than 18 hours.

During that time, Franklin allegedly went to buy more alcohol.

He reportedly told Las Cruces police that he had a domestic dispute with this girlfriend and she wasn’t breathing.

Police say investigators responded to the home and found Hernandez dead.

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