Man arrested for stabbing girlfriend to death

February 10, 2008 2:32:44 PM PST
Authorities arrested a 44-year-old man Friday for allegedly stabbing to death his 46-year-old girlfriend in Salinas, police said.

At about 10:30 a.m. Friday, police were informed that a woman might be injured in an apartment at 455 California St. Detectives conducted a welfare check and found the body of Jean Franklin, who had been stabbed in her head and body, police said.

Franklin's boyfriend Edward Gardner was arrested and booked into the Monterey County jail on suspicion of murder.