- Associated Press - Friday, February 20, 2015

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) - A former Custer County jailer says a man charged with killing a 16-year-old girl told him he had blacked out and asked if that was grounds for an insanity plea.

Miles Bench is on trial in Stephens County for first-degree murder in the June 2012 death of Braylee Henry. His attorneys say Bench was insane at the time.

The Duncan Banner reports (https://bit.ly/1zTgdVP ) that former jailer Kendell Brown testified Thursday that Bench said he thought he had blacked out and may have killed someone, then asked if a blackout would constitute insanity.

Bench was being held in Custer County after being arrested near Weatherford while driving Henry’s car.

Prosecutors say Bench killed Henry after she stopped to buy gas at the convenience store where Bench worked. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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Information from: The Duncan Banner, https://www.duncanbanner.com


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