Thursday, October 22, 2009

the murder of william bennett, part4: ashes to ashes

slaying victim's ashes laid rest
the murder of william bennett, part4: ashes to ashesfrom loudoun times: William Bennett's family received a bit of closure Oct. 19, when he was laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery in a 9 a.m. full military ceremony. The Ashburn resident, 57, was slain earlier this year. The private inurnment was followed by a two-hour memorial service at Fort Myer, which nearly 100 guests attended. Bennett and his wife, Cynthia, Potomac Station residents, were attacked March 22 in Lansdowne during an early morning jog. Bennett was slain and his wife severely beaten. She attended Monday and continues to recover. Bennett was a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and decorated Special Forces officer. “It was very moving," said a Potomac Station neighbor of the Bennetts who attended the memorial service but did not want his name printed. Kraig Troxell, spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, said investigators from the case also attended. Sheriff Steve Simpson also was present. Suspects in the attack have been arrested and are being held awaiting trial.

related updates collected since may '09:
mcdonnell says he'll target gangs*
suspect charged in middleburg business burglaries*
1st faceoff for atty gen candidates references bennett murder*
uncle of alleged lansdowne attacker arrested*
teen says he witnessed fatal beating, helped destroy evidence*
loudoun teen indicted on murder charges in death*
2 of alleged lansdowne attackers indicted*
shannon unveils plan to fight gangs*
charges against teen murder suspect may change*
indictments against 17yr-old stand*

flashbacks: the death of william bennett, part1:
cia, contract killers, kosovo & questions
updates on murder of william bennett, part2 &
the murder of william bennett, part3: arresting developments

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