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Arrest made in connection with 2016 homicide of 16-year-old

Posted at 9:47 AM, Dec 17, 2018


Raquel Matthews
Raquel Matthews


The Franklin Police Department received information in regards to evidence that was disposed of at the time of a shooting that left  Braylen Foulcard, 16, dead from a gunshot wound on Augustine Maze Road on October 23, 2016. A 15-year-old was arrested on a charge of first-degree murder for Foucard’s death.

After further investigation, it was discovered that Raquel Matthews, 26, of Franklin, allegedly disposed of the evidence. Matthews was arrested on December 14, 2018, at 5:50 PM, on the charge of accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

She was booked, processed, and transported to the St. Mary Parish Jail.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.