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Gwinnett County DA to seek death penalty for accused triple murderer Bell

Tracy Benton Tracy Benton
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The District Attorney in Gwinnett County announced Wednesday he will seek the death penalty for Robert Bell. Bell is accused of killing a woman and her son and godson from Albany last September in Snellville.

The death penalty is exactly what accused triple murderer Robert Bell should get according to Tracy Benton.

"I don't feel that man had any conscious doing what he done, he didn't take any regard of his own life, let alone my family's life," Benton said. "He is a coward in my opinion, you know what I'm saying, by that, he gets what he deserve."

Angelina Benton, her 12 year old son, Joseph McDonald and Benton's godson, 19-year -old Raynord Daniel were gunned down at their home in Snellville on September 15th.  Benton allowed Bell and his wife to stay with them when they fell on hard times. Tracy still can't believe it happened.

"It's just why questions because we have no clarifications. There will never be no closure because there is no understanding," Benton said. "She was always trying to put a smile on somebody's face, you know she always went out of her way to help somebody."

Her absence is felt with the family in Albany.

"You know, when you are used to being a unit, you know what I'm saying and then part of your unit is being snatched away from you," Benton said. "Its torture, living torture."

Bell was on the run for a month before being captured in Louisiana.  He was extradited to Gwinnett County in February and indicted on 10 counts.

 

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