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    WA - Angela Pettifer, 36, raped & murdered, Monroe, 15 Aug 2010

    Angela "LaLa" Pettifer was found in her apartment raped, strangled and blinded by hot sauce which covered her face, head and sheets.

    Charged is a Registered Sex Offender who lived in her apartment building. Michael Benjamin. Witnesses said they saw Ms. Pettifer fumbling for her keys and apparently intoxicated when Benjamin approached and told them he was "unofficial security", and he proceeded to "help" Angela Pettifer. Later other witnesses saw Benjamin who was sweating and extremely nervous.

    Police found a bottle of Franks Hot Cayenne Pepper in the sex offender's apaprtment which was consistent with the sauce used to blind Ms. Pettifer. In the past benjamin assaulted a 7 year old girl he told to come in his apaprtment and help him plant a seed. Another child he took on a motorcycle and told her to watch him urinate. Offenses for grabbing young girls in a public swimming pool.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...laying22m.html

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    Angela's obituary. Very sad.



    http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dig...70&mid=4353932

    Benjamin's lawyer swears his client has nothing to do with the death of Angela Pettifer. He arrived at the police station with an attorney and two pre recorded statements that he didn't know Pettifer. Witnesses prove otherwise. Plus his DNA was found on Angela's chest.




    http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/daily...php?print=true

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    OMG, horrible. And it's horrible that it could happen so quickly. It seems like a crime of opportunity. unfortunately, there's probably other women or kids.
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    Another example of why RSOs should not be free! Had he been put away for life the first time, this young mother would still be alive.

    Prayers to her family.

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    No mention of her kids in the news article, hopefully they were away for weekend. Am grateful they found DNA connection to this guy. RIP Angela
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    Quote Originally Posted by newone View Post
    No mention of her kids in the news article, hopefully they were away for weekend. Am grateful they found DNA connection to this guy. RIP Angela
    newone, it was the father of Ms. Pettifer's 14 year old son who found her body.

    The story at this link is so sad. Angela Pettifer had been in an abusive relationship in 2008. Her sister urged her to move back home closer to family. She did that and her poor sister now says she guess she told her wrong. Very sad.


    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201...WS01/708199927

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    Registered sex offender has been officially charged with murdering Angela Pettifer. Of course he has been. Creep.





    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201...22/0/FRONTPAGE

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    But she wasn't raped.

    Pettifer’s pants and underwear had been removed but there were no signs of rape, court records said. Based on the “posing of Pettifer’s body it appeared there was sexual component to her murder,” Matheson wrote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filly View Post
    Benjamin's lawyer swears his client has nothing to do with the death of Angela Pettifer. He arrived at the police station with an attorney and two pre recorded statements that he didn't know Pettifer. Witnesses prove otherwise. Plus his DNA was found on Angela's chest.

    Oh, well if his lawyer says his client is innocent, that's good enough for me. Benjamin couldn't possibly be guilty!

    Funny how defense attorneys have this keen ability to find only innocent clients to defend.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzgermeister View Post
    But she wasn't raped.
    Perhaps they found DNA evidence elsewhere from his maturbatory activity. For instance, Rader (BTK) didn't rape some of the girls/women, he masturbated at the scene.


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    From November 2011:

    http://www.heraldnet.com/article/201...WS01/711029742

    A Snohomish County Superior Court judge on Wednesday sentenced the man convicted of the killing to 18 years in prison -- the maximum under the law.

    A jury in September found Michael Benjamin guilty of second-degree murder.



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