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E196: SERIAL KILLER – Trent Christopher Benson

podcast May 25, 2023

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This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Trent Christopher Benson, a South Korean-born American serial predator who raped four women and strangled two of them to death. Benson committed his crimes against women at different times over a three-year period in the Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona area.

This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams and was edited by Minnie Williams.

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