[Dixielandjazz] Murder most foul!

Robert S. Ringwald ringwald at calweb.com
Wed May 14 11:55:59 PDT 2003

This sent to me by one of our ex members, Jim Marsh.

Jim, why don't you join us again on DJML.  We all miss you.

> Hi All,
> This clipping from the West Milton, OH newspaper was mailed to me
> today.  It is really bad press for us banjo players . . . and now my wife
> talking about leaving me!!   :~}  :~}
> Cheers,
> Jim
> ----------------------------->
> "The husband of a 60 year old woman who died after apparently being
> beaten in her home with banjos was  "arrested Wednesday in connection with
> death," Miami County officials said.
> Edward T. Benson 63, was charged with aggravated murder, Chief Deputy
> Price said. He, was jailed on $50,000 bond.  Price said Katie M. Benson
> suffering massive head injuries when deputies arrived at the couple's home
> about 5 a.m.
> The injuries were "inflicted by a banjo that was completely destroyed,
> and a second banjo was picked up and used also,"  he said.
> Benson's lawyer, Jose Lopez, said his, client has medical problems
> requiring him to take 17 kinds of medication."
> -------------------------------->
> PS:  I wonder if they were tenors or plectrums?

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