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TSA official charged in slaying of worker

Jerry Mitchell
Clarion Ledger [1]
Sept 21, 2011

A top federal Transportation Security Administration official in Mississippi is in jail in Gulfport charged with murder in the killing of TSA worker Stacey Wright.

On Sunday, D’Iberville police said they found Wright, 43, stabbed to death multiple times in her apartment there. Authorities arrested Ruben Orlando Benitez, 45, who serves as the TSA’s assistant federal security director in Mississippi.

He remained jailed Tuesday in the Harrison County Adult Detention Center, where his bond is $3 million. An initial appearance could take place as early as today.

Wright was married to Lt. Anthony Wright of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. But the two had been separated.

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