By: Yuritza Arroyo
Atlantic County authorities announced that on Tuesday, April 25, Frankie E. Lane, 61, of Philadelphia, PA pleaded guilty to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in exchange for a 20-year term in New Jersey State Prison, where he must serve 85% of that sentence before being eligible for parole pursuant to the No Early Release Act.
According to Atlantic City Police, on June 11, 2021, officers responded to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City for a report of a woman suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Police say the victim was found deceased in a hotel room with a sheet covering her body and a knife on top of the sheet.
The victim’s boyfriend, Lane, was seen on surveillance footage wearing clothing later found in a bag that had been tossed in a trash can in Atlantic City.
According to officials, Lane was seen leaving the hotel with the bag but did not have it with him at the Atlantic City bus terminal, where security footage showed him traveling back to Philadelphia. Lane was located and surrendered to law enforcement a few days later.
Sentencing will be on Friday, June 23.