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4 arrested in connection to 2005 Robertson County murder

Alford Colwell Jr. (Photo: TBI) Alford Colwell Jr. (Photo: TBI)
Frank Allen Cross (Photo: TBI) Frank Allen Cross (Photo: TBI)
Christopher Jordan Harrington (Photo: TBI) Christopher Jordan Harrington (Photo: TBI)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has arrested four suspects in connection with the 2005 murder of Miguel Francisco.

The Robertson County grand jury recently returned indictments against Alford Colwell Jr., 27, of Nashville; Christopher Jordan Harrington, 27, of Nashville; and Frank Allen Cross, 42, of Madison, for one count of especially aggravated kidnapping and one count of felony murder. Terrell Hathaway, 26, who was a juvenile at the time of the incident, was also charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and felony murder.

On Sept. 7, 2005, authorities found the body of 25-year-old Miguel Francisco on the side of a Robertson County road handcuffed and with his feet bound with duct tape.

Authorities said the four suspects beat Francisco, then bound him and forced him into the trunk of a car. As the car was driving down the road, Francisco was able to free himself from the trunk, but later died from the injuries received during the beating and his escape from the moving vehicle.

Over the course of the investigation, TBI agents discovered that Colwell believed Francisco had stolen jewelry from Colwell's mother. Colwell gathered several of his friends to confront Francisco, according to authorities.

Colwell, Harrington and Cross are all being held in the Robertson County jail on a $100,000 bond. Hathaway is currently in custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction for an unrelated crime.

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