DC Man Pleads Guilty to Wounding 3, Killing 1 in Shooting Rampage

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A Washington DC man entered a guilty plea November 10th in DC Superior Court for a shooting rampage in which four people were shot, one sustaining fatal injuries in the incident. Thirty-three-year-old Seneca Benjamin, who was previously convicted on 16 separate counts in relation to the incident, entered the plea, at the advising of his Washington DC criminal attorney, during jury deliberations in the case.

Benjamin's previous convictions included mayhem while armed, aggravated assault while armed, and assault with intent to kill for the incident on April 26th of 2009 that left fourty-two-year-old Monique Nalle dead of gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Federal prosecutors said that Benjamin "periodically spent time" at the home where his uncle and cousin lived with Nalle. Evidence in the case indicated that Benjamin went to their home on the day of the shooting, asking Nalle about a submachine gun. Nalle denied knowing where the gun was located, and prosecutors say she then accused Benjamin of slashing her son's tires. After refuting Nalle's claim, police say, Benjamin drew a firearm and fatally shot the victim.

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