Bite marks evident in autopsy of Candler child

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Submitted: Tue, 04/26/2011 - 2:32pm
Updated: Tue, 04/26/2011 - 2:33pm

CANDLER, NC (AP) — Investigators have discovered human bite
marks on the torso of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead in a
Buncombe County mobile home.

Autopsy information released Monday showed evidence of bites on
Trent Scott’s buttocks, back and chest, as well as signs he was

Heather Benson reported finding her son’s body when she awoke at
their home in Candler on the morning of April 19.

Benson’s friend, William Godfrey Hedden, was also in the home.
Police said Hedden had what appeared to be blood on his skin and

Investigators took dental impressions from Hedden that will be
compared to the child’s injuries.

Hedden has been charged with first-degree murder. It was not
clear if he has an attorney.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

1 Comment

  • Guest461 says:

    ….that sorry POS needs to go to hell now! No trial, no jail, no appeals, NOTHING! Take him to a barn full of hay, drive an 18″ spike through the back of his neck into a pinewood column while missing the spinal cord.

    Ignite the hay from a remote corner and leave…

    That poor little boy’s last minutes had to have been absolute and pure horror. A living person with that propensity for violence just should not exist, much less have another opportunity to walk among us.

    May God rest his little, innocent soul…..

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