Should Hooker-Murdering Rapist Trent Benson Get the Death Penalty?

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Trent Benson faces the death penalty after getting convicted of murdering two women and attacking two others.
Hooker-murdering rapist Trent Benson was found guilty Monday of two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of kidnapping, three counts of sexual assault, and one count of attempted sexual assault.

Benson murdered two prostitutes -- Alisa Marie Beck, 21, in 2004, and Karen Campbell, 44, in 2007 -- after going berserk when the two women complained about how long it took him to perform sexually.

He was also found guilty of attacking two other women in 2007, one of whom he left for dead on the side of the road.

Now, jurors are faced with the task of deciding an appropriate sentence for Benson. Based on an Arizona Republic report on the trial, Benson seems like a prime candidate for a date with the executioner's needle.

From the Republic:

On Tuesday, the jury found three aggravating factors: that Benson had been convicted of other crimes that could by punished by life or death sentences, namely the multiple murders; that he was convicted of other serious crimes, namely kidnapping and sexual assault; and that the murders were committed in an especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner.

We want to know what you think: should Benson get the death penalty?

Cast your vote below.



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Swasson30
Swasson30

Alisa was my little cousin, my mom's only niece, she was a mother, daughter, sister, and friend. To reduce her to nothing more than a disposable person enrages me beyond belief. She made a ton of mistakes and paid the ultimate price. I don't care how great of a person some people claim that he is. He didn't think about Alisa's son or his own when he chose to end the lives of two wonderful women.Jordan now has to grow up without a mother. I always thought of myself as someone who didn't believe in the death penalty, that has been forever changed by the actions of one sick, vile animal. I would love to be the person that inserts the needle. If you can read past a 3rd grade level, read the bible. An eye for an eye, I think that his death will be much more humane than what he did to my cousin. I wish him an eternity in Hell.

Amber Gibbs
Amber Gibbs

Karen was a close family friend and had been to my family since the mid 90's.... First off I would like to say may she rest in peace. Secondly, the title of this post is just offensive. Just because one of his victims was a "hooker" does not mean ALL of the victims were, further more, these women were murdered!.... Why don't we show them a little respect and refer to them as "deceased victims"..... All of these woman were someone's daughter's, mother's, sister's, friend's, ect..... In no way did they deserve to die in such a heinous way. Trent Benson deserves to be locked in a room and tortured to death! He deserves to be tortured and hurt in the same ways all of his victims were. He is a sick monster who deserves to burn in hell for ALL ETERNITY and twice!!!

Littleluda
Littleluda

i am a friend of one of the victims an i think they should put him in a room an let the families beat the crap out of him till he is dead

Tohonnie_merchelle
Tohonnie_merchelle

He I'd a father, I guess, but there are questions as to what he put our son through. Thank God I have him and we are doing very well. I am glad to be alive.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Anybody who is convicted of any sexual offense should be given mandatory prison time, not the death penalty. After the first month in prison, they will beg to be put to death.

Cailawasson
Cailawasson

He killed 2 women! One was my family! He will die!!!!

fed up
fed up

Definitely - these women were somebody's daughters; being a prostitute does not make them any less of a human being so their murders should not be treated any less - would he get the death penalty if he murdered 2 policemen?  A life is a life and it is was not up to him to end theirs. 

kay
kay

Thank you Alisa Beck the first one he killed was and is my family she is my cousin! She was and is my best friend! Thank you! They make it seem like her life was worth nothing because of what she did to get money! Well she is my family and I love her so much!

David
David

i worked with this guy in 2004 into early 2005. Knowing him personally, he seemed like a great guy who was trying to take care of his son as a single dad. Looking back on that time, I can recall times when he was "down", depressed, and seemed very tired. He obviously knew what he had done after the fact, even if he did "blackout" during the act. This happening multiple times, and the 4th victim being "video taped" while performing the unthinkable crime tells me he liked to do this type of thing. Maybe even his hobby... regretfully said... 

Even if he was a great dad, he did unthinkable crimes that even the ones who escaped with their lives, can never be mended. It would be justice for the survivors, and karma for the dead....

Cailawasson
Cailawasson

Alisa Beck was his first victim and I'm her cousin and the pain my family and I live with every day is unthinkable! I miss her so much and he toke that away from me! I'm going to make sure I see that bastard DIE for what he did to her! She was my best friend and when we were younger I used to stay summers at her house and at least he can't take my memories from me! I love her and miss her so much you can't understand and I don't care if he was a single father! That kid is better off with out that monster! He's going to burnin hell! Alisa is still here in spirt and I know she is looking down on all of us!

scarface
scarface

Killing him. Is not a punishment living him in prison sounds about right.So this is how is see it according to the bibble any one who dies before the judgemend day would get a second chance. As long as they regret itwith their heart. So think about it. Being the rest of his life in prison sounds fair lol

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