Kevin Benbow Sentenced to 10 Years for Sept 2010 Murder of Jinnell McQueen

Kevin Benbow pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree murder while armed Friday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison in connection with the Nov. 2010 shooting death of 42-year-old Jinnell Barbara McQueen.

Benbow, who was 17 at the time of the shooting, was charged as an adult in the case. Benbow was arrested in April 2011, but a preliminary hearing in his case was delayed several times. The hearing and sentencing Friday was the first public hearing of the government’s evidence in the case.

McQueen was found shot on Nov. 7, 2010, at approximately 12:34 a.m., the 1200 block of Eaton Road Southeast. Police in charging documents said that McQueen had been shot in the head and was lying on her back. She was found with her outer pants pockets and second pair of pants pockets turned inside out, suggesting a robbery. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

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