Arrest Made in Death of Okaloosa County Three-Year-Old

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The Okaloosa County sheriff’s office has charged a Bluewater Bay area man in connection with the stabbing death of his three-year-old son.

61-year old Frederick Franken was arrested at Fort Walton Beach medical center, where he is still undergoing treatment for self-inflicted stab wounds.

Investigators said Franken and his son were found on the floor of their home by the child’s mother on March 15th after she came home from work. 

Franken had his arms around the child and a knife in his hand. The boy had been stabbed multiple times and Franken had multiple self-inflicted knife wounds.

He’s charged with 1 count of domestic violence-related murder, a felony offense. 
 

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