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Details Emerge About Nailah Franklin's Murder

By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 11, 2007 10:05PM

2007_12_11.reginaldpotts.jpgMore news today about the state's case against Reginald Potts, and the evidence is really piling up. Potts was charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin over the weekend and on Monday was denied bail.

According to Assistant State's Attorney Bob Milan, Potts left a voicemail for Franklin saying he could have her "erased" after Franklin sent an e-mail to some of her friends detailing Potts's criminal past. (According to Potts's blog entry on his MySpace page, one of Franklin's friends on the e-mail list also knew Potts's new girlfriend.)

Potts denied being in Franklin's building around the time of her disappearance, but security tapes and several eye witnesses put him there.

Cell phone records also put Potts and Franklin together on Sept. 18 in Calumet City, where Franklin's naked body was later found, Milan said.

After he dumped Franklin's car in Hammond, Milan said, Potts called friends for a ride. The friends picked Potts up one block away from where Franklin's car was later recovered, the prosecutor said.

"In an attempt to make it look as though the victim was still alive and in the South Loop area, the defendant made three 911 calls from the victim's cell phone while the defendant was traveling north on the Dan Ryan near I-55 with his friends," Milan said. "The 911 calls lasted a second or two and nothing was said."

Gaaah. Potts has said from the beginning that he had nothing to do with Franklin's death, going so far as to post this video of himself arguing with the lead detectives in the case.

Previously: Have You Seen Nailah Franklin, Chicago Woman Still Missing, Nailah Franklin's Body Found, Man Charged In Nailah Franklin's Murder.

Potts's picture from his MySpace page