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Arrest made in QT homicide; victim was 3rd slain sibling

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59-year-old Silver Franklin is charged in connection with Donte Woodson's killing at a QT. He is charged with murder and armed criminal action. 59-year-old Silver Franklin is charged in connection with Donte Woodson's killing at a QT. He is charged with murder and armed criminal action.
Donte Woodson was killed inside a North County QT Donte Woodson was killed inside a North County QT
David Woodson was killed in 2004 David Woodson was killed in 2004
Robert Woodson was killed in 2005 Robert Woodson was killed in 2005

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A suspect in a homicide inside a North County QuikTrip was arrested Tuesday, County Police said.

Ithiwa Woodson said she received a call Sunday morning that her son, 26-year-old Donte Woodson, was shot and killed. She has lost three sons to gun violence. 

“I was very traumatized, very, my mind just went blank,” Woodson said.

Police arrested 59-year-old Silver Franklin in connection with Donte's killing on Tuesday. He is charged with murder and armed criminal action. 

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Ithiwa’s son David was murdered in 2004, and other son Robert was fatally shot in 2005. All three of her sons that have been killed did not live to be 30 years old.

“I’ve been going through this since I was a kid, losing brothers. I’m the only person who keeps losing a brother all the time. I’m just tired of it, it needs to stop,” said Donte’s sister, Joyce.

Woodson said she is concerned about the safety of her living children.

“The two that I have left, I want them to get out of here. They should leave this place, leave St. Louis. I want to run,” Woodson said. The Woodson family is accepting donations to help pay for Donte’s funeral. You can donate by clicking here.

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