Man convicted in Duncan teen’s death

Ponca City Now - February 27, 2015 8:44 am

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) – An Oklahoma jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl at a convenience store that he worked at.

The Duncan Banner reports (http://bit.ly/1EwYNFm ) the jury on Thursday rejected arguments that 23-year-old Miles Bench suffered from delusions and didn’t understand what he had done. Jury members are set to decide next week if Bench will receive a life sentence or the death penalty.

Authorities say Bench killed Braylee Henry in June 2012 after she bought gas at the Tee Pee Totem store in Duncan. They say Bench knew right from wrong and took steps to cover up the crime.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

 

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