|MaddDawg was killed in his home. |
Murder victims in Godley identified
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office continues investigation, interviews people of interest
February 2, 2012
By John D. Hardenfirstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered a man and a woman murdered in a house after performing a routine welfare check on Wednesday.
Breanda Scheets Benson, 61, and Duane Arland Benson, 62, died from gunshot wounds, according to Tim Jones, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant.
Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford said they had been in the home for several days before deputies found them.
“We won’t be able to tell how long they’ve been there until we get an autopsy completed,” he said.
Officers have not determined a motive and they don’t know if the home was burglarized.
“We won’t be able to tell if anything is missing until we meet with family members and friends,” Alford said.
Alford said his office doesn’t have any suspects in custody, but the office has administered polygraph, or lie detector tests, to a few people of interest.
The bodies were found on Wednesday after deputies were dispatched to the 9900 block of Country Road 915 for a welfare or courtesy check.
On the deputies’ arrival, they attempted to make contact with people living inside the home with no luck, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
Deputies entered the residence and found the two bodies, deciding the deaths were “under suspicious circumstances.”
Investigators continue to process the scene at this time. Further information will be made available as the investigation continues.
These two murders aren’t the first to hit near Godley in recent memory.
About two years ago another 61-year-old, Nancy Weatherly, was shot and killed in her home.
Robbery appeared to have been a motive in Weatherly’s murder, according to reports. Officers discovered her dead in the kitchen of her home in the 1400 block of Farm-to-Market Road 2331 near Godley.
Mark Anthony Soliz of Fort Worth was charged for the murder and awaits trial. Johnson County has already began its jury section for the capital murder trial.
Soliz is also on trial for the murder of Ruben Martinez of Fort Worth, crimes Soliz allegedly committed with Jose Clemente Ramos, also of Fort Worth.
Johnson County charged both with capital murder and is seeking the death penalty against Soliz. Johnson County District Attorney DaleHanna said he has not decided whether to seek the death penalty against Ramos. Both face the death penalty in Tarrant County.
If anyone has information regarding this case, contact the Johnson County Sheriff Office at 817-556-6060.
02 Feb 2012, 04:36 PM CST
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MaddDawg was killed in his home. The police were called to the house on a welfare check and discovered his body and his wife's body in the bedroom early this morning.
You will be missed Duane.