Man stabbed, killed in Franklin identified as 52-year-old man

UPDATE @ 11:25 a.m. (Aug. 28): 

The Warren County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal stabbing in Franklin as Terry Hall Jr., 52 of Franklin.

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Hall’s cause of death has not been officially ruled and an autopsy is scheduled to be completed Monday.

UPDATE @ 11 a.m. (Aug 28):

The biological father of three children living in a home where a fatal stabbing occurred said he is shocked by the events.

Jon Winkler said three of his children live in the Rooks Lane house in Franklin where the fatal stabbing took place Sunday night.

A woman and her small child were able to escape the residence unharmed, according to Franklin Police Chief Russ Whitman.

Winkler said he was in bed Sunday night watching the local news when he heard about the incident.

Winkler said he thought, “My kids live there.”

“Right now I’m in total shock,” he told this news outlet this morning. He said his three children between the ages of 5 and 10 live with their mother at the home in Franklin.

Winkler said he believes the two men involved in the stabbing may have been his wife’s former boyfriends.

Amber Salmons, who lives next door to where the stabbing took place, said the two men got into a fight Sunday afternoon in front of her house.

She thought the two men had been separated and the fight had ended, but several hours later, she heard about the stabbing and saw the Franklin police officers in front of her house.

“I never thought that this would happen,” Salmons said. “It’s just two bulldogs, I thought.”

When asked how she felt, she said “disbelief.”

Salmons said she was caring for the five children who were living in the house where the stabbing took place. She said the children did not go to school today.

UPDATE @ 8:50 a.m. (Aug. 28):

A 39-year-old man was booked in the Warren County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder shortly after a fatal stabbing in Franklin Sunday night.

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According to online jail records, Robert Adam White was arrested in the same block of Rooks Lane in Franklin late Sunday night and faces a preliminary charge of murder.

We’re working with investigators for more information and we’ll update this page as new details become available.

UPDATE @ 10:45 p.m. (Aug. 27):

A man was fatally stabbed and another man taken into custody tonight in Franklin.

The victim was pronounced dead inside the house on Rooks Lane.

A woman and her her small child were able to escape the residence unharmed, Franklin Police Chief Russ Whitman said in a release issued tonight.

The suspect was taken into custody as he was leaving the residence. The suspect’s information will be released once criminal charges are filed, the chief said.

The victim's name will be released once family has been notified.

An autopsy will be performed at the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.


Police are investigating a fatality tonight in Franklin.

Crews were dispatched shortly after 9 p.m. to a residence in the first block of Rook Lane, according to Franklin police dispatch.

A CareFlight medical helicopter was requested, but later canceled.

According to reports, officers on scene said it’s a crime scene investigation.

A Franklin police dispatcher said she could not provide further information about the incident.

The Warren County Coroner’s Office has been called to the scene.

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