Washington County man charged with brutally killing wife

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  • SunnyBrook folsom, CA
    Oct. 24, 2013 8:53 a.m.

    I remember how much David adored his wife when we knew them a decade ago. We purchased the home David had built. He had been the Bishop there before we knew him, and he often talked about the growth and understanding he received while serving. I also remember how absolutely sweet and positive Madelin always was. She was an angel. There can be no judgment, as mental illness is no respecter of persons. It is tragic for everyone, and I am so sad for the family. Beyond the passing of their dear "mom and grandma," they have suffered losses that are hard to imagine. I hope memories of these wonderful people, when they enjoyed life and health, continue to bring comfort and peace.

  • Hubie2 Hernando Beach, FL
    Aug. 12, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    David was an LDS missionary in Florida in 1959 in the Miami to Homestead area. He was a hard working young man and had a very strong testimony. This breaks my heart, but I would guess he is a victim of Alsheimers.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 1:11 p.m.

    "David kept saying he didn't know why he did it."

    Police noted in court documents that Benson was "having continual homicidal thoughts toward others and toward himself."


    Checks his meds...

    In 2005, the U.S. FDA asked manufacturers to include black box warnings on antidepressant drug packaging.
    These meds have serious side effects including: increase feelings of depression, hopelessness, acts of violent and adnormal behaviors and suicidal ideation.