Preliminary Hearing For Suspects in Murder Of Tabor Football Player Continued Again

Posted 2 years ago

By Fred Gough

MCPHERSON – For the second time in a week, the dates for the preliminary hearing for two men accused in the death of a Tabor football player has changed.

According to McPherson County Attorney David Page, the preliminary hearings have been continued at the request of the State. The hearings are now scheduled in McPherson County District Court on Monday, October 29, at 11:00 a-m. He says this is due to a time conflict on the state’s calendar.

19-year-old Dequinte Oshea Flourney and 19-year-old Alton Franklin, both of Dallas, Texas, are charged with aiding and abetting 2nd degree murder. Both are being held in the McPherson County Jail on a half million dollar bond.

If convicted of the charges they both face a range of 109-to-143 months, and a fine up to $3000.00 on the charge. Both were football players at McPherson College.

The charges against the two men coming after the 26-year-old Brandon Brown, a Tabor football player died after a disturbance in the early morning of September 16, in McPherson. Brown was found in the 400 block of North Carrie and sustained critical injuries as a result of the altercation. He was taken to Via-Cristi St. Francis Regional Medical Center where he died at 10:16 p-m, on Saturday September 22.

The investigation into the case is on-going and being conducted both the McPherson Police Department and the McPherson County Sheriff’s Office along with the KBI.

No one has been arrested and charged with the actual murder. Police are still asking that anyone with information on this case to call McPherson Police at 620-245-1200, or Crime Stoppers of McPherson County at 620-241-1122.