Man sentenced to 25 years in prison for manslaughter in Houston County


WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — A Houston County Superior Court judge sentenced 28-year-old Daniel Bruce Franz, II, to 25 years in prison.

A jury convicted Franz on July 17th in Houston County Superior Court for the following offenses: 

  • Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
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According to a Houston County DA news release, the charges stemmed from a shooting that happened January 13, 2018, at Tanglewood Apartments in Warner Robins. 

The news release says that Franz shot and killed Vincent Junior after Junior robbed Franz of a bag of marijuana.  

Witnesses testified 

According to the news release, witnesses testified the following:

  • Franz and Vincent got into an argument in the living room, because Vincent wanted some marijuana from Franz
  • Franz went to the kitchen area, and Vincent followed him with a gun
  • Vincent robbed Franz of a bag of marijuana.
  • Vincent later bragged that he got “a sack” from Franz
  • Franz returned and shot Vincent once in the left lower chest and twice in the middle of the back, causing Vincent’s death
  • The news release says that Franz then fled the apartment.