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UPDATE: Peabody Man Charged With Murder

UPDATE: Peabody Man Charged With Murder

A 43-year-old Peabody man is in custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, according to the Essex County District Attorney's Office.  

Franklin Castano, 50 Key Drive, Peabody, turned himself in at the Lynn Police Station. He was charged with murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend. 

Police and the Essex County District Attorney's office descended on Keys Drive near the Northshore Mall on Thursday to investigate the murder.

Castano will be held overnight at Middleton Jail and is expected to be arraigned Friday morning at Peabody District Court, according to the DA's office. 

This murder is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex District Attorney's Office, Peabody and Lynn Police. The DA's office said no further information will be released at this time.

This is not the first time Castano was involved in a domestic dispute. 

He's been charged at least two times for domestic violence-related crimes. 

In 2012, Castano, then living in Lynn, was charged with assault with a machete and butcher knife after he allegedly threatened his then 21-year-old girlfriend's life. 

After possibly becoming jealous of another man putting his arm around his girlfriend during her birthday party, he reportedly pulled out a "large black sword" and threatened to kill his girlfriend. He then went and got a butcher knife and threatened her again,  the Lynn Item reported in 2012.

He was also charged with domestic assault and battery in Salem in 2010.  

Here's the timeline of events on Thursday: 

Updated at 1:56 p.m. Thursday: This was not the first time Franklin Castano was involved in a domestic dispute. 

He's been charged at least two times for domestic violence-related crimes. 

In 2012, Castano, then living in Lynn, was charged with assault with a machete and butcher knife after he allegedly threatened his then 21-year-old girlfriend's life. 

After possibly becoming jealous of another man putting his arm around his girlfriend during her birthday party, he reportedly pulled out a "large black sword" and threatened to kill his girlfriend. He then went and got a butcher knife and threatened her again, the Lynn Item reported in 2012.

He was also charged with domestic assault and battery in Salem in 2010.  

Updated at 1:36 p.m. Thursday: A 43-year-old Peabody man is in custody for allegedly murdering his girlfriend, according to the Essex County District Attorney's Office.  

Franklin Castano, 50 Key Drive, Peabody, turned himself in at the Lynn Police Station. He was charged with murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend. 

Castano will be held overnight at Middleton Jail and is expected to be arraigned Friday morning at Peabody District Court, according to the DA's office. 

This murder is under investigation by Massachusetts State Police Detectives assigned to the Essex District Attorney's Office, Peabody and Lynn Police. The DA's office said no further information will be released at this time.

Original article posted at 12:56 p.m. Thursday:

A man has turned himself in at Lynn Police Station on Thursday after allegedly murdering someone in Peabody. 

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office expects the suspect to be arraigned on Thursday, reported WBZ.

Police are at the crime scene on Keys Drive at this moment.

There is little information at this time. We’ll give you the latest information as soon as we can. 

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