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College Professor allegedly murdered by boyfriend out of career jealousy

35-year-old popular college Professor, Jeannine Shante Skinner, an assistant professor of gerontology and psychology in the Department of Psychological Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was reportedly found dead in an apartment off Interstate 485 near South Tryon Street at 11:37 a.m, and the police suspect her boyfriend in relation to the murder incident.

Her corpse was found after the police, were called to do a welfare check in the 9300 block of Kings Parade Boulevard. An arrest warrant has been issued for her 45-year-old boyfriend, Donny Lewis Franklin, who has a history of violence against women, as Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the incident is possibly domestic related, and the victim and suspect knew each other.

It was gathered that Franklin who was last seen driving a burgundy Jeep with the license plate number 0512KN, considered armed, dangerous and may be suicidal pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of assault on a female in September 2003.

In a statement issued to to faculty and students Saturday, UNCC Chancellor Philip Dubois, said

“We grieve for Jeannine’s family, and we hope that joyful memories of her life will sustain them in the days to come. I hope those of you who were her students and colleagues will remember Jeannine for her accomplishments and for the influence she had on your lives.”

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