There are some seriously messed up people in the world.
It appears as though a couple from New York took away a very dark lesson from watching the Oscar winning movie, Manchester By The Sea.
***Warning: Spoilers for MBTS ahead***
In case you didn't catch the movie, Casey Affleck's character in the celebrated film battles with crippling depression after he accidentally sets a fire which causes his house to burn down with his children inside.
Instead of being disturbed by the heartbreaking scene, Ernest and Heather Franklin became allegedly inspired by the scenario. According to Chenango County District Attorney Joseph McBride, the Franklins' mentally and physically disabled 16-year-old (named Jeffrey) was killed within two hours of the couple watching the flick on February 28. The twosome then supposedly set their house on fire cover up the crime.
We should also mention, the Franklins had adopted Jeffrey. During a bail hearing on Friday, McBride relayed: