Rosenberg residents shocked by double murder

December 28, 2009 3:04:09 PM PST
This weekend in Rosenberg, two women were brutally stabbed. Now a manhunt is underway for the prison guard who is accused of killing his wife and mother-in-law. "Shocked that it happened on your block, that someone you knew right in your back yard could do this," said nearby resident Leatta Horn.

Horn lives steps away from the place Albert Turner and his wife called home. Their children attended school together and she describes Keitha Turner, Albert's wife, as an angel in the community.

"She was the most wonderful person," said Turner. "It's a tragic loss."

Police say it was around midnight on Sunday that Albert Turner drove to the house of his in-laws and stabbed his wife and mother-in-law, Betty Jo Frank, 66, dead. His children were there at the time. One of them called 911.

"I had my friends and family here Saturday night," said a neighbor named Carol, who didn't want to give her last name.

Carol was celebrating the holidays when the sound of sirens silenced the festivities. Carol has lived next door to the Franks for 32 years and said she even met the son-in-law who would allegedly take one of their lives.

"On occasion, he'd help Mr. and Mrs. Frank with their yard work," she said.

Now, friends and neighbors are left to wonder how people whose mission it was to bring peace and prosperity to the lives of others could have their own taken in such a violent way.

"When you say the Frank name, everybody knows who you're talking about," said Horn.

"The way I would like the world to remember these people is not for the tragedy that took place, but what their lives stood for.

Rosenberg police say Turner is around 6'1" and weighs roughly 270 pounds. He may be driving a maroon Honda Accord with Texas license plates 494-JFY. Authorities say Turner has family in Florida, so they have given other law enforcement agencies along I-10 a heads-up as well. He may be wearing his Texas Department of Criminal Justice uniform.


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