Warrant issued for suspected bank robber

Brent Edward Bevil
A warrant has been issued for a Homosassa man in connection with the robbery on Friday of the Bank of America in Homosassa on Suncoast Boulevard.

Homeless man who killed mother sentenced to life

Benjamin Dick

A man who was charged and tried for killing his mother in a homeless camp in Crystal River on April 4, 2014 was sentenced today to life in prison without parole.

Benjamin Dick choked and stabbed his mother, killing her and then burying her body in a shallow grave near a homeless camp in Crystal River. He also got into an argument and stabbed his brother, but did not kill him.

Homeless man charged with stabbing, choking his mother to death

Bejnamin Dick, left, charged with murder. At right is Shannon Parker, charged with being an accomplice after-the-fact.

A homeless man in Crystal River is facing second-degree murder charges after allegedly stabbing his mother on Friday night, choking her to death and then putting her body in a shallow grave near a homeless camp there.

The suspect, Benjamin Dick, 23, was arrested on Saturday, and another homeless man, Shannon Parker, 28, was also arrested and charged with helping Dick bury the mother, who has been identified as Jennifer Brooks, 42.

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