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Verdict Reached in Benefield Trial

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The jury, in the case a Wichita Falls man accused of causing injuries that led to his son’s death, found him guilty on all charges.

It took the jury nearly eight hours to come up with the verdict.  Brent Benefield was found guilty of Injury to a Child causing the death of his four-month-old son Lucas.  He was also found guilty of Continuous Violence Against His Family.  This was specifically against his wife, Sarah Price.

During closing arguments on Friday morning, the defense told the jury Benefield was a loving father and that he was incapable of causing the death of his son.  However, the prosecution reminded the jury that there were five documented cases of emotional and physical abuse that his wife had recalled.

The jury will reconvene on Monday to deliberate the sentencing for Benefield. 

We will be in the court room bringing you all the latest updates.  Make sure to follow our twitter feed @Newchannel6Now for the latest information.

Jack Carney, Newschannel 6.
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