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Accused killer in Arizona slayings grew up in Fosston

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FOSSTON -- Trent Benson was the sort of young man who was named captain of his high school swim team in Fosston; who kept in touch with classmates years after graduation, commiserating when they lost loved ones; and who sent Christmas cards each year to his coach.


But Benson, 36, was jailed a few days ago in Mesa, Ariz., charged as a serial rapist and kidnapper and the murderer of two women.

He awaits trial on the charges.

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