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Suspect Accused of Murder on Friday in Kennewick Pleads Not Guilty

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The man accused of shooting another man Friday morning in Kennewick on the 500 block of East 8th Place has pleaded not guilty to 1st degree murder.

Grant Scantling, 41, is accused of murdering Franklin Scott Evans Palmer, 24. His bail is set at $1 million. His next court hearing is scheduled for April 10.


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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The suspect in the Kennewick murder that happened Friday morning on the 500 block of East 8th Place is now in custody.

The Benton County coroner released the name of the victim Saturday.

Franklin Scott Evans Palmer was 24-years-old and found by police Friday with a gun shot wound to his head.

Now the suspect, 41-year-old Grant Scantling is in custody at the Benton County Jail for 1st degree murder.

He was taken into custody last night in Spokane after a stand off with law enforcement and then transported back to Kennewick.

The yellow tape is no longer around the home. Now there is a small vigil in front of the duplex.

A woman and three children were in the home when the shooting happened.

Police arrived within two minutes of the 911 call and began searching the area for Scantling.

"For the safety of everybody involved, we immediately cleared the residence to make sure he was no longer in the residence. The female and the children were then taken into the police station for them to be interviewed and in a safe place," said Officer Becca Jones, Kennewick Police Department.

Police said the woman and Scantling had a domestic relationship and a dispute happened between them before Palmer was shot.

A neighbor KNDU spoke with said Scantling and Palmer used to be friends, but a love triangle developed between them and the woman.

The neighbor told me he believes drugs were involved but police will not confirm that.

This case is still under investigation.

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