White Victims of Black Crime - 0830 - Barbara Pelkey
- September 3, 1986
- Location: Wallingford,CT
- Victim(s): Barbara Pelkey 30
- Attacker(s): Kevin Benefield
- Description: Barbara was working the 3rd shift at a machine shop, when Benefield, who worked at the catering business that was in the adjacent building, beat and raped her. Her husband Arthur Pelkey Sr. was so distraught at the loss of his wife, that he took his own life, leaving their 4 children without parents.
- Archive.is Link(s):
- https://archive.is/ssOhB Story on the DNA match to Benefield, who submitted a saliva sample he voluntarily gave at the time of the murder. 12-2009.
- https://archive.is/NbyHQ Benefield’s trial begins 1-2012. This has more details of the murder.
- https://archive.is/EQgCi Benefield is convicted 1-18-2012.
- https://archive.is/yFfpz Another story on the conviction with more details.
- https://archive.is/df5Zb Wrongly convicted white man who served more than 20 years in prison for the crime receives compensation 1-2015. This also mentions Benefield’s sentence.
- https://archive.li/J781d Pelkey surname info Ancestry.com.
- https://archive.li/nCNDW Pelkey surname info house of names.
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