By Rich Petschke

A Guilford couple indicted last week on murder charges in connection with the death of their son will be arraigned in Chenango County Court on Friday. According to a Chenango County Sheriff news release, last week Ernest Franklin II and Heather Franklin were indicted on charges they killed their 16 year old son then started their home on fire to cover it up.

An autopsy determined that the teenager was dead before the fire began but the boy’s cause of death has not been released.