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Father of murdered son speaks for first time since Anne Arundel County cold case solved

Accused killers worked with father for years
Posted: 6:19 PM, Nov 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-05 18:21:30-05

While this particular chapter may be closed, the next page in this journey for Michael Temple, Sr. is healing.

"I'm a peace that they caught them. I think Michael had a great part of that -- as far as getting the DNA -- something to work with," he said. 

In the days after learning some of his closest coworkers were the ones Anne Arundel County Police County Police say shot and ultimately killed his son in Odenton.  

The senior Temple says his mood volleys back and forth between disappointment and anger. 

"These individuals worked beside me for many years, which I find kind of really hard to believe how somebody can stand that close to you and have done what they have done," Temple, Sr. said. 

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32-year-old Fred Frampton and Jonathan Ludwig are the men detectives say pulled the trigger during the home invasion in 2010 that left Temple in a wheelchair. 

Michael Jr. fought back leaving Frampton injured, dripping blood, one of the few clues that helped solve the near-decade long mystery. 

Michael Sr. says it wasn't long after the attack the two then started working with him at a construction business in town, in some cases working directly with one another on certain jobs. 

"They said keep your friends close and your enemies closer, you can't get any closer," Temple, Sr. said. 

And for a man who, in such a short amount of time, has lost so much Michael Sr. says he'll always have a void in his heart for his family broken a part by the alleged decision of these two that night in February.