Murderpedia

 

 

Juan Ignacio Blanco  

 

  MALE murderers

index by country

index by name   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

  FEMALE murderers

index by country

index by name   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

 

 
 

Shawn Michael BENTLER

 
 

 

 

Bentler family home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A casket is carried to graveside services for one of the five members of the Bentler family, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, in Bonaparte, Iowa. Michael, his wife Sandra, and their daughters Sheena, Shelby and Shayne were found shot and killed Saturday morning in their rural Bonaparte, Iowa, home.

 

 

The Bentler Family

 

 

The victims

Michael and Sandra Bentler and their 3 daughters, 17 year old Sheene,
15 year old Shelby and 14 year old Shayne.

 

 

Michael and Sandra Bentler

 

 

 

 

17 year old Sheene

 

 

15 year old Shelby

 

 

14 year old Shayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawn Bentler

 

 

Shawn Bentler

 

 

A video image of an interview with Shawn Bentler and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation Agent Bill Kietzman from the day after Bentler's family was killed, is shown during Bentler's trial for the murders of his family Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at the Van Buren County Courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa.

 

 

Shawn Bentler sits in Van Buren County District Court in Keosauqua, Iowa, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, as five counts of first degree murder are read against him at his initial appearance. He is charged with killing his parents and three sisters whose bodies were found Saturday in their home overlooking the Des Moines River near Bonaparte, Iowa.

 

 

Shawn Bentler

 

 

Shawn Bentler, 22, is escorted by Adams County Sheriff Brent Fisher, left, and Deputy Shawn
Goodwin into the Adams County Courthouse on October 16, 2006, in Quincy, Illinois.

 

 

 

 

Shawn Bentler

 

 

Shawn Bentler walks through the courtroom as he arrives for the start of his trial
Monday, May 7, 2007 at the Van Buren County Courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa.

 

 

Shawn Bentler reacts to his testimony as he takes the stand in his defense
for the murders of the his parents and three sisters, in this May 11, 2007,
file photo at the Van Buren County Courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa.

 

 

Shawn Bentler testifying during trial

 

 

Shawn Bentler, center, sits with his attorney's D.J. Arbabha, left, and David Sallen, right, during is his trial for the murders of the his parents and three sisters, in this May 11, 2007, file photo at the Van Buren County Courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa.

 

 

Shawn Bentler watches a videotaped interview made by investigators the day after
his family was murdered during his trial Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at the Van Buren
County Courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa.

 

 

Van Buren County Sheriff Deputy Rob Cavaniss holds a 22-caliber rifle allegedly used to murder five members of the Bentler family while being questioned during the trial of Shawn Bentler Monday, May 7, 2007 at the Van Buren County Courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa. The weapon was found by sheriff deputies along the driveway north of the Bentler home.

 

 

Michael Halverson, a DNA analyst for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, points at blood droplets on a pair of socks, seized from defendant Shawn Bentler on his arrest, while testifying during Bentler's trial in the killings of the Bentler family Wednesday in Keosauqua. DNA from the blood on the socks was matched to the victim Sandra Bentler. (AP Photo Scott Morgan)

 

 

Julia Mendez, mother of murder victim Sandra Bentler, gives a victim impact statement during the sentencing of Shawn Bentler, who was previously found guilty of killing his parents and three teenage sisters, Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at the Van Buren County Courthouse in Keosauqua, Iowa. A judge sentenced Bentler to five life sentences on Tuesday, bringing to an end one of the most grisly murder trials in Iowa history.

 

 

Shawn Bentler stands as a guilty verdict is read at his murder trial Thursday, May 24, 2007,
at the Van Buren County Courthouse in Keosauqua. Bentler, 23, was found guilty of killing
his parents and three teenage sisters in what prosecutors said was a plot to get
an inheritance.
(AP Photo) Scott Morgan

 

 


 

 

 

 
 
 
 
home last updates contact