Charge Changed in Marine Death - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

12/13/02

Charge Changed in Marine Death

New information today in the death of a Beaufort Marine. Prosecutors are now charging Jesse Bennett with murder instead of reckless homicide.

Authorities say Bennett slammed his truck into the back end of Marine Captain Carlton Sanders last may. Sanders was stopped on the Broad River Bridge for construction.A witness says Bennett was doing close to 80 miles an hour and passing cars on a double yellow line when he crashed into Sanders' car.

Judge Gregory set Bennett's bond at $45,000.

Reported by: Aaron Vogel, avogel@wtoc.com

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