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Franklin County woman's charges upgraded to attempted murder

Posted: 5:24 PM, Feb 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-11 17:24:19-05
April Jennifer Barton, Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office arrested April Jennifer Barton on Monday night for aggravated battery, but updated the charge to attempted murder on Tuesday.

Monday night, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about a stabbing on School Road in Eastpoint.

According to Franklin County’s Sheriff’s Office, April Jennifer Barton reportedly cut the victims throat and arm during a domestic incident. She was arrested for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

The victim was treated by EMS and taken to a hospital to receive further medical attention.

The State Attorney’s Office amended the charges on Tuesday to premeditated attempted first degree murder.