Several years ago, Trace Investigations was retained to conduct a fact-finding investigation on behalf of a young man charged with attacking a sleeping man and mutilating him. Our client, a well-known criminal defense attorney, was appointed to act as defense counsel.
Brian Bennett was an angry young man, the kind who carried an argument or grudge to the extreme. His extremes usually ended in violence. His wife of two years had discovered that the hard way, when he knocked her out during one of their frequent arguments. She left him the next day and with the help of her family and a good attorney, she had him arrested and obtained a divorce. Bennett served a stint in prison and managed to stay out of trouble after his release. For a while. He was never one to let a grudge go unanswered, and when he heard that his ex-wife was living with her new boyfriend, he saw a chance to have his revenge, in an unusual and perverse way.
In the dark of a moonless night, Bennett, wearing a ski mask and dressed in black, quickly crossed the back yard of his ex-wife's house. He forced open the back door and quietly entered the kitchen. Breaking and entering was not a new skill set. Bennett quietly made his way to the downstairs bedroom where his wife and her boyfriend were sleeping. Jumping... Read More