Tenn. man accused of beating wife found dead
A Tennessee man and former Shelby County corrections officer was found dead after being charged last week with assaulting his wife, WMC
Memphis police said 37-year-old Franklin Burleson was charged with aggravated assault on November 21. An affidavit said his wife was found bloody and face down on I-40 next to a vehicle. WMC reported she had a skull fracture and a puncture wound on her head.
On Saturday morning, just three days later, investigators said Burleson was found dead at the Holiday Inn & Suites on New Brunswick Road.
WMC reported Burleson was a corrections officer from 2012 to 2014 but was fired for use of excessive force.
Police have not announced his cause of death and say they are still investigating.