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Attempted homicide charges filed against Wausau man after violent domestic dispute

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By Shereen Siewert

WAUSAU — A 28-year-old Wausau man is accused of trying to kill the mother of his child during a violent argument early Monday.

Carrington D. Franklin is facing charges of attempted first degree intentional homicide, burglary, substantial battery, strangulation/suffocation and disorderly conduct in connection with what police describe as a “violent domestic encounter” at a Weston home. During an initial appearance Thursday, Circuit Judge LaMont Jacobson ordered Franklin held on a $750,000 cash bond, even as police continue to investigate the case.

Everest Metro Police Capt. Clay Schulz said officers responded to the Weston home just before 1 a.m. on Monday in response to a 911 call on an open line. In the background, dispatchers could hear a man and woman arguing, Schulz said.

Police arrived to find the victim had suffered substantial injuries, he said. The woman was transported to a local hospital via ambulance for treatment.

Officers immediately took Franklin into custody on a probation hold and official charges were filed Thursday in Marathon County Circuit Court.

Carrington has previous felony convictions: one for possessing a short-barreled shotgun or rifle, the other for armed robbery, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 26.

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