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Man charged with death of ex-wife in western Oklahoma

The Associated Press - April 22, 2019 12:21 pm

ARAPAHO, Okla. (AP) – Prosecutors have charged a 39-year-old man with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of his ex-wife in western Oklahoma.

Custer County court records show Brandon Benevento was charged Monday in the slaying of 45-year-old Heather Benevento of Custer City.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation says officers responded to reports of gunfire about 6:30 p.m. Saturday and found the woman in a vehicle in Arapaho, about 82 miles west of Oklahoma City. Investigators say she had been shot multiple times and was taken to an Oklahoma City hospital, where she died.

Authorities say Brandon Benevento was taken into custody a short time later and booked into the Custer County Jail. Jail records don’t list a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

Officials say the couple had recently divorced.

 

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