Vigil scheduled for slain Franklin woman


The family of a Franklin woman killed in a murder-suicide on Thursday will hold a vigil tonight in her honor.

Police said April Charles, 36, was shot twice at an apartment complex on Ibert Street Thursday morning.

Kenneth Smith Jr., 30, then turned the gun on himself, authorities said.

The vigil will be held outside of Charles’ home on Blakesly Street in Franklin at 6 p.m.

Chez Hope Family Violence Crisis Center is also expected to attend.

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