Alton Franklin found not guilty in beating death of Tabor Football player

Brandon Brown
Brandon Brown

McPHERSON, Kansas – Jurors on Tuesday found 20-year-old Alton Franklin not guilty of murder and manslaugther in the death of 26-year-old Tabor College football player Brandon Brown.

Brown was attacked outside of party in McPherson back in September.

He died six days later from head trauma.

Two witnesses testified they saw Franklin hit Brown. But the defense said there was no evidence that Franklin had struck anyone.

Franklin’s co-defendant, former McPherson player DeQuinte Flournoy, pleaded no contest earlier to aggravated battery.

Franklin was released from jail.

He has been behind bars since September. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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