A woman was arrested this 7 days in Texas for the 1996 stabbing demise of her boyfriend in Southern California, authorities claimed Wednesday. The arrest arrived two years right after law enforcement been given an nameless letter implicating Jade Benning as currently being concerned in the murder.
Benning, 48, was taken into custody Tuesday in close proximity to her residence in Austin, Texas, police in Santa Ana, California explained in a statement. It wasn’t right away regarded if she has an lawyer.
Law enforcement responding to reports of a split-in on Jan. 4, 1996 located Christopher Harvey with a number of stab wounds in his higher torso at the Santa Ana condominium he shared with Benning, the statement stated. Harvey, 22, later on died of his accidents.
Neighbors informed law enforcement they’d heard a loud argument inside of the condominium. Benning was interviewed by detectives and “produced standard statements about the incident,” but she was in no way billed.
The circumstance went chilly until January 2020, when investigators acquired an anonymous letter implicating Benning in the slaying, police stated.
A chilly-case homicide detective reopened the circumstance and purchased forensic screening. Benning was in the long run determined as a suspect and a $1,000,000 warrant was issued for her arrest.
Benning had moved to Las Vegas in 2001 and later on relocated to Texas.
She will confront extradition to California to confront a probable murder cost.