Glenn Lee Benner II

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Glenn Lee Benner II
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Mug shot of Glenn Lee Benner II.
Born (1962-09-24)September 24, 1962
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Died February 7, 2006(2006-02-07) (aged 43)
Ohio, U.S.
Criminal penalty Death
Criminal status Executed
Conviction(s) Aggravated murder, Kidnapping, Rape

Glenn Lee Benner II (September 24, 1962 – February 7, 2006) was a convicted murderer, executed by the State of Ohio.


On August 6, 1985, Benner abducted 26-year-old Cynthia Sedgwick in the woods surrounding the Blossom Music Center in Summit County, where they both attended a concert. Benner raped Sedgwick and choked her to death.

On January 2, 1986, Benner kidnapped an acquaintance, 21-year-old Trina Bowser, in Akron and raped and killed her. DNA testing, conducted during federal appeals in 2003, identified Benner as the source of semen in Bowser's vagina and anus.

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On May 14, 1986, Benner was convicted for kidnapping, rape, and aggravated murder. He was also convicted for the attempted murders and rapes of two other woman on two separate occasions.

He spent 19 years, eight months, and 25 days on death row before being executed by lethal injection on February 7, 2006.

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