33 years old Krystal Lynn Franklin killed in potential drive-by shooting

By | November 17, 2021

Krystal Lynn Franklin Death – Cause of Death – A 33 year old mom of seven was killed in what they are calling a potential drive-by shooting. Authorities have positively identified the victim as Krystal Lynn Franklin of Jasper. Investigations have led the police to believe that the shooting happened around 1:20 Monday morning, 15th of November 2021.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office said in the 200 block of Benny Short Road. According to authorities, 30 year old Jacob Aaron Thompson is charged with Capital Murder and Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling. The police are also looking at a person of interest.

Krystal was outside smoking a cigarette when the shooting happened. Some bullets also hit the home, nearly striking two people who were inside sleeping. Krystal was staying at the home while her boyfriend did some maintenance there, investigation revealed. We extend our deepest condolences.

Tammy Howton said on Facebook; “Please pray for the precious children of Krystal Lynn James (Franklin) Pray for her family, loved ones and friends. Give them strength in their time of pain and sorrow! Krystal was and will always be an amazing long time friend of mine. My heart is hurting for all the people affected by this senseless, horrific crime, especially her beautiful children. May he rot in hell for eternity!!!!”