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Should Hooker-Murdering Rapist Trent Benson Get the Death Penalty?

Hooker-murdering rapist Trent Benson was found guilty Monday of two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of kidnapping, three counts of sexual assault, and one count of attempted sexual assault.

Benson murdered two prostitutes -- Alisa Marie Beck, 21, in 2004, and Karen Campbell, 44, in 2007 -- after going berserk when the two women complained about how long it took him to perform sexually.

He was also found guilty of attacking two other women in 2007, one of whom he left for dead on the side of the road.

Now, jurors are faced with the task of deciding an appropriate sentence for Benson. Based on an Arizona Republic report on the trial, Benson seems like a prime candidate for a date with the executioner's needle.

From the Republic:

On Tuesday, the jury found three aggravating factors: that Benson had been convicted of other crimes that could by punished by life or death sentences, namely the multiple murders; that he was convicted of other serious crimes, namely kidnapping and sexual assault; and that the murders were committed in an especially heinous, cruel or depraved manner.

We want to know what you think: should Benson get the death penalty?

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