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Sunday, July 14, 2013

TSN: Anna Benson has a rap sheet, appeared on ‘America’s Most Wanted’

The baseball wife was allegedly implicated in the 1996 murder of 18-year-old Michael Evans (under her maiden name, Anna Warren).

According to reports, Evans got into an argument with Benson in the Knoxville, Tenn. apartment she shared with her boyfriend, Paul Dejongh.

At some point during the altercation, Benson was alleged to have ordered Dejongh to “get rid of [Evans],” and Evans was found shot dead in the couple’s apartment some time late.

The duo fled their Knoxville apartment in a stolen vehicle.

Benson was on the lam from the law for five months and the subject of a nation-wide manhunt before she was eventually found and apprehended by police in Portland, Oregon.

Her absence and rumored involvement in the death of Evans landed her story in an episode of “America’s Most Wanted.”

 

Mike Emeigh Posted: July 14, 2013 at 02:00 PM | 32 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: baseball wives, true crime

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   1. GregD Posted: July 14, 2013 at 02:47 PM (#4494010)
The Daily News piecealso has some good details and an interview with the dead guy's father.

Interesting this didn't come out before?
   2. Bourbon Samurai in Asia Posted: July 14, 2013 at 03:03 PM (#4494022)
How on earth is this the first time we are hearing about this?
   3. GregD Posted: July 14, 2013 at 03:06 PM (#4494029)
“The only thing he’s guilty of is having an association with people who have absolutely no value in life,” Knox County Sheriff Department Sector Capt. Ben Harkins told a local paper at the time.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/anna-benson-dirty-secret-article-1.1398254?pgno=1#ixzz2Z33tFmj8
   4. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: July 14, 2013 at 03:08 PM (#4494031)
WTF?
   5. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: July 14, 2013 at 03:16 PM (#4494044)
How on earth is this the first time we are hearing about this?


That is an excellent question.
   6. SoSH U at work Posted: July 14, 2013 at 03:24 PM (#4494053)
At some point during the altercation, Benson was alleged to have ordered Dejongh to “get rid of [Evans],” and Evans was found shot dead in the couple’s apartment some time late.


Benson said to Dejongh, "Get rid of him Paul"
They still don't know today just what she meant
at all
Paul fired the pistol and the couple ran like hell
So the police looked for both, just not very well
Let her dangle?
Let her dangle?

Benson danced topless, men loved her breasts
Penthouse came a calling, she quickly said "Yes."
Anna was found in Portland, but Paul he did evade
The helpless prosecution went to John Walsh for his aid
Let her dangle?
Let her dangle?

They say Anna Benson was easily led
Well what's that to the pitcher that she publicly bed
Though charges were dropped and Paul he did the time
The latest bit of crazy makes you think someone will chime
Let her dangle
Let her dangle

Well it's hard to imagine it's the times that
have changed
When there's a murder in the trailer that is
brutal and strange
If killing anybody is a terrible crime
Why does this bloodthirsty chorus come round
from time to time
Let her dangle

No one seemed to know about Anna’s sordid past
Primates wondered how such a juicy tale could last
But Inside Riverbend Maximum her presence was great
As the prisoners kept old copies to help them masturbate
Let her dangle

From a welfare state to society murder
Bring "back the noose" is always heard
Whenever those swine are under attack
But it won't make you even
It won't bring him back

Let her dangle
Let her dangle (Hang her up)
   7. Swedish Chef Posted: July 14, 2013 at 03:40 PM (#4494069)
Where were all the gossip rags when we needed them?
   8. akrasian Posted: July 14, 2013 at 04:17 PM (#4494113)
I'm guessing that Kris or somebody close to him knew, and chose to leak the info now that it's clear no reconciliation will happen.
   9. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 14, 2013 at 04:19 PM (#4494119)
Boy, that New York media is tough. They don't let you get away with anything!

Really, though. Holy crap!
   10. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 14, 2013 at 04:32 PM (#4494134)
Well, #6 spiked my interest...
   11. DKDC Posted: July 14, 2013 at 04:39 PM (#4494138)
It's amazing that we are just finding out about this now

TMZ is probably running background checks on ever B and C celebrity right now...
   12. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: July 14, 2013 at 04:42 PM (#4494143)
"Appeared" is maybe not the right word there.
   13. SteveM. Posted: July 14, 2013 at 04:55 PM (#4494152)
This just confirms there is a relation to being hot and craziness.
   14. valuearbitrageur Posted: July 14, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4494153)
It is amazingly shocking that I'm not particularly amazed or shocked by this.
   15. TerpNats Posted: July 14, 2013 at 05:01 PM (#4494160)
Unless there's something hidden in her dossier, I hereby apologize to Tawny Kitaen for considering her in the same category as Anna.
   16. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: July 14, 2013 at 06:07 PM (#4494203)
So are sunglasses spinning around on a turntable like a thing pot smokers do? The people who stage the re-enactments must have had hella fun.
   17. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: July 14, 2013 at 06:17 PM (#4494208)
So kind of a misleading story. Benson/Warren may have been on the lam, and she may have "appeared on America's Most Wanted," but the search depicted in the episode was not about her at all. It simply says that she was arrested, and that the boyfriend went on the lam.

She may have avoided police for five months, but the AMW episode was not about her (which I at least kind of thought was the case.)
   18. Joey B.: posting for the kids of northeast Ohio Posted: July 14, 2013 at 06:23 PM (#4494216)
There's no way in hell that any lamb could possibly support a normal grown woman, much less a grown man.
   19. Jesse Barfield's Right Arm Posted: July 14, 2013 at 06:30 PM (#4494220)
Ha, yes, ahem, lam. #17 has been appropriately scrubbed.
   20. akrasian Posted: July 14, 2013 at 06:41 PM (#4494224)
However, there CAN be a monkey on the lam(b).
   21. 'Spos Posted: July 14, 2013 at 07:48 PM (#4494271)
nice Stan Ridgeway poster.
   22. asinwreck Posted: July 14, 2013 at 09:42 PM (#4494323)
I like that #6 kept the final verse intact.
   23. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: July 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM (#4494365)
Let her dangle
Let her dangle (Hang her up


I like that #6 kept the final verse intact.


it that anything like "twisting slowly, slowly in the wind"?
   24. Gamingboy Posted: July 15, 2013 at 12:17 AM (#4494401)
How on earth is this the first time we are hearing about this?



That is an excellent question.


Indeed it is.
   25. valuearbitrageur Posted: July 15, 2013 at 01:34 AM (#4494416)
How on earth is this the first time we are hearing about this?


Is Kris Benson really Bourbon Samurai?
   26. Ray (RDP) Posted: July 15, 2013 at 01:48 AM (#4494418)
How on earth is this the first time we are hearing about this?


Clearly the trail from "Benson" back to "Warren" was cold.
   27. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: July 15, 2013 at 02:24 AM (#4494422)
Looks like a local-news level crime to me. Not a national-news one. Virtually every wife in the league could have done it. And would have, had they managed to find themselves in a heated argument with someone and a violent boyfriend ready to attack.

Anna Benson has an impressive rack, which I guess is why people were fooled into thinking this was a Most Wanted-worthy crime. I see nothing remarkable about it.
   28. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: July 15, 2013 at 07:21 AM (#4494450)
Clearly the trail from "Benson" back to "Warren" was cold.


Well "Benson" was only on the air for a couple of seasons, you can't blame people for forgetting about it.
   29. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: July 15, 2013 at 08:48 AM (#4494464)
Hardheadz 4 Life

   30. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 15, 2013 at 10:12 AM (#4494503)
However, there CAN be a monkey on the lam(b).


Cats, too.
   31. franklloyd Posted: July 15, 2013 at 05:17 PM (#4495093)
One thing is certain:

Anna Warren = the best sex Kris Benson ever had.
   32. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: July 15, 2013 at 05:55 PM (#4495120)
Well "Benson" was only on the air for a couple of seasons, you can't blame people for forgetting about it.


Seven seasons!

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