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Monsters Among Us: Steven Benson killed his mother, Margaret, and brother Scott, with a car bomb so he could inherit the Benson fortune; Sentenced to life in prison, but then killed in prison

Victims
Margaret Benson, 63
Scott Benson, 21
Carol Lynn Kendall (survived)

Find-A-Grave: Margaret Hitchcock Benson
Find-A-Grave: Scott Benson
Car blast kills two
Pipe bomb suspected cause of blast that killed heiress, son
Murder of “quiet” heiress, son stuns exclusive area
Florida resort shocked over car bomb slayings
Victims of Naples car bombing buried Sunday in Pennsylvania
Benson attorney continue attack on defendant’s brother
Tobacco heir Steven Wayne Benson broke into tears at…
Benson gets 50 years for bombing murders
In Florida, Murder Most Malevolent
Tobacco Heiress’ Estate Go to Daughter, Convicted Son’s Children
The Bensons: Lancaster family ripped apart by greed and murder 30 years ago
Medical Examiner says Benson was stabbed to death in prison
Murderpedia: Steven Wayne Benson
Wikipedia: Steven Benson (murderer)
Find-A-Grave: Steven Wayne Benson

Books
The Serpents Tooth
Blood Relations/the Exclusive Inside Story of the Benson Family Murders

Movies/Documentaries
New Detectives: Short Fuse
Power, Privilege, and Justice: Blood Money
Florida Man Murders: Killer Succession

INMATE INFORMATION

DC Number: 104033
Name: BENSON, STEVEN W
Race: WHITE
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 07/26/1951
Custody: CLOSE
Current Release Date: DECEASED

Deadly Women: Pamela Phillips hired a hitman, Ronald Young, to kill her ex-husband, Gary Triano, for the insurance money

DV 2014

Gary Triano
Gary Triano

Find-A-Grave: Gary Lee Triano
Suspect in Tucson bombing death ruled incompetent
Pamela Phillips Trial
Pamela Phillips, former Aspen socialite, on trial in businessman’s car bomb killing
Witness describes Triano as ‘anxious and desperate’ day before his death
Onetime socialite Pamela Phillips convicted in ’96 car bomb that killed husband
Phillips guilty of killing ex-husband Gary Triano
Ariz. woman gets life sentence for husband’s 1996 car bomb death
Murderpedia: Pamela Phillips
‘Dateline’ to run show about Gary Triano killing
Star-Crossed: The Tucson Developer Murder
“48 Hours” probes 1996 car bombing death of Arizona millionaire

Pamela Phillips sentencing

Books
A Socialite Scorned: The Murder of a Tucson High-Roller
Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Arizona (Crime Buff’s Guides Book 6)

Movies/Documentaries
Dying to Belong: Pam Phillips
Dateline: Mystery on Sunrise Drive
Snapped: Pamela Phillips
Mansions and Murder: Loved to Bits and Pieces
48 Hours: The Hit

Defendants
Pamela Phillips – convicted, sentenced to natural life in prison
Ronald Young – convicted, sentenced to life in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

PamelaPhillips prison mug

Inmate 291488
Last Name: PHILLIPS
First Name: PAMELA
Middle Initial: A
Birth Date: 04/14/1957
Gender: FEMALE
Height (inches): 66
Weight: 167
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: BLUE
Ethnic Origin: CAUCASIAN
Max End Date: DEATH OR LIFE
Most Recent Loc: PERRYVILLE
Unit: ASPC-PV SPEC MANAGE

Commitment Information 2 record(s)
Commit# Sentence yy/mm/dd Sentence County Court Cause# Offense Date Sentence Status Crime Crime Info Felony Class Ruling Verified
A01 LIFE PIMA 20084012002 11/01/1996 IMPOSED CONSPIRACY MURDER 1ST DEGREE ND/NR CL1 N YES
A02 LIFE PIMA 20084012002 11/01/1996 IMPOSED MURDER 1ST DEGREE ND/NR CL1 Y YES

Sentence Information 2 record(s)
Commit# Sentence yy/mm/dd Admit Date Consec/ Concur Release Date(s) Supervision End Sentence Expiration Flat Maximum
A01 LIFE 05/22/2014 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999
A02 LIFE 05/22/2014 Concurrent: A01 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999

INMATE INFORMATION

RonaldYoung prison mug

Inmate 253439
Last Name: YOUNG
First Name: RONALD
Middle Initial: K
Birth Date: 05/07/1942
Gender: MALE
Height (inches): 78
Weight: 225
Hair Color: GRAY
Eye Color: BROWN
Ethnic Origin: CAUCASIAN
Max End Date: DEATH OR LIFE
Most Recent Loc: TUCSON
Unit: ASPC-T RINCON UNIT

Commitment Information 2 record(s)
Commit# Sentence yy/mm/dd Sentence County Court Cause# Offense Date Sentence Status Crime Crime Info Felony Class Ruling Verified
B01 LIFE PIMA 20084012 11/01/1996 IMPOSED CONSPIRACY MURDER 1ST DEGREE D/NR CL1 Y YES
B02 LIFE PIMA 20084012 11/01/1996 IMPOSED MURDER 1ST DEGREE D/NR CL1 Y YES

Sentence Information 2 record(s)
Commit# Sentence yy/mm/dd Admit Date Consec/ Concur Release Date(s) Supervision End Sentence Expiration Flat Maximum
B01 LIFE 04/30/2013 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999
B02 LIFE 04/30/2013 Consecutive: B01 12/31/9999 12/31/9999 12/31/9999

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