Friday, March 9, 2012
Kaylynn Benson pleads guilty to murder
From Potter County…It was supposed to be a court hearing this morning to determine whether 16-year old murder suspect Kaylynn Benson would be tried in adult or juvenile court…but there was a sudden change of plans. According to WVTT News Director Michael Baldwin, the hearing turned into an admission. The Potter County District Attorney's office confirmed this morning that the 16-year old pleaded guilty to the murder charge. Benson and two others were accused of killing 18-year old Samuel Miller of Eldred last June. Another co-defendant, 20-year old Jonathan Prather also pleaded guilty to murder last month. He’ll be sentenced later this month. Benson will be sentenced May 1st.