Thursday, July 18, 2013

Anna Benson Once Wanted for Murder

Baseball Wives star Anna Benson, who was arrested last week for threatening her estranged husband with a gun, was wanted in connection to a grisly murder back in 1996.

The estranged wife of Mets pitcher Kris Benson, who allegedly threatened him with a gun last weekend, was sought in a murder nearly 20 years ago, it has been revealed today.
Anna Benson was hunted by police following the fatal shooting of a teenage student in her and a then boyfriend's apartment in 1996.
Benson, who was 19 at the time and a topless dancer, fled Knoxville,Tennessee with 19-year-old boyfriend Paul Dejongh following the execution-style killing of Michael Evans.
Mrs Benson, then called Anna Warren, was living in a squalid apartment covered in satanic graffiti in 1996. Mr Evans was an acquaintance of the couple who got into an argument with them on January 22.
Police discovered the body of the college student the following day after another housemate called the police.
Mr Evans, who wanted to be a journalist, was found dead by police near the front door with two shots in his head.
The stripper went on the run but was apprehended several months later in Portland, Oregon, having tried to disguise her identity with dyed purple hair.
America's Most Wanted made an appeal for information at the time which led to the capture of Dejongh by the FBI. He had been working construction in Atlanta, Georgia.
His father Michael Evans Snr spoke to America's Most Wanted at the time, saying: 'I miss Michael's friendship, I miss his love and I miss companionship.'
When he was told that the woman who was apprehended in the killing of his son had been living a millionaire, celebrity lifestyle, Mr Evans was astounded.
Benson was captured after five months on the run and charged with murder - but all charges against her were later dropped, an investigator from the case told the Daily News.
Dejongh was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 21 years in jail. He died in prison.
A 911 call made by former Mets pitcher Kris Benson on July 7 revealed a startling violent side to his estranged wife.
In the recording, the baseball player sounds calm as he quietly tells the operator he is in the basement after Mrs Benson allegedly brandished a gun and metal baton while wearing a bulletproof vest.
The Baseball Wives star allegedly confronted Benson in his Georgia home but when she asked him for a cigarette he was able to escape.
'She told me to go get a lighter for her to smoke a cigarette,' Mr Benson said in the 911 call, which was released by TMZ.
'When I left the room, I just did a beeline for the basement.'
As the operator tells him to stay on the line, Mr Benson can be heard saying: 'I just got my hand on the back door in case I hear her coming down the stairs.'
He then fled the house and hid in his neighbor's garden until police arrived.
When the 911 operator asked him what his wife had said, he explained that he had managed to record her.
Mr Benson also appears to stifle a shocked laugh when he explains that his 'soon to be ex-wife' was wearing a bulletproof vest when she allegedly threatened him.
Mrs Benson however, told the New York Post yesterday: 'I would never hurt [Kris]. I am still in love with him.'
She added: 'We have been married for 15 years, and he can’t keep it in his pants. He can’t stop f****** my friends, in my house. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love him.'
She reportedly barged in and ordered Mr Benson to give her $30,000 after she was forced by the court to vacate the couple's marital home, TMZ first reported.
The mother-of-three was reportedly wielding an 'expandable metal baton' and threatened to hit him if he didn't give her the money.
Jacked from The Daily Mail

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