Trent Christopher Benson Receives Pair of Death Sentenceson October 10, 2011 in Serial Killers by Brian Combs
Trent Christopher Benson was convicted last month of the kidnapping, rape, and murder of Alisa Marie Beck and Karen Campbell, and the kidnapping and rape of two other women. A jury in Maricopa County Superior Court Friday sentenced him to the death penalty for the two murders.
Benson was also sentenced to additional prison terms from seven to 28 years for the kidnappings and rapes.
Benson confessed to the murders and one of the other rapes, but denied being involved in the fourth rape. DNA evidence linked him to all the crimes.
Tim Agen, Benson’s attorney argued in the trial that the murders happened in the heat of the moment, and were not premeditated crimes.