Possible Domestic Dispute Leads to Shooting, Stabbing
Posted August 6, 1996
BENSON — When police responded to a call from a Benson man who said he was stabbed, they didn't expect to find a second victim of violence.
Otis Amerson, 56, called police to a house on Harnett Street, saying he was stabbed. When police arrived, Amerson told them they'd also find the body of a woman in a house on Woodall Street.
Police say they believe what started as a domestic dispute ended in Amerson's multiple stab wounds and a fatal gunshot wound to the 25-year-old woman's chest. Her identity will not be released until family members are notified.
Amerson is unconscious and listed in serious condition in a hospital.
Neighbors say they are in a state of shock and that they didn't hear any sounds of an argument. This is only the second homicide in Benson this year.
Charges are pending against Amerson