Woman facing murder charges appears in Franklin Co. court

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - A 21-year-old woman facing murder charges appeared in a Franklin county court today for a pre-trial hearing.

Afton Ferris and her boyfriend Michael Schaller are accused of shooting and killing Terri Siebeck and Kandis Majors in their West Frankfort home back in October 2009.

Ferris' defense team argued some evidence should be excluded from the trial.

Prosecutors had planned to seek the death penalty in the case before capital punishment was abolished in the state.

Ferris' trial is set to start at the end of June.

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