You can't escape moral judgment through a legal loop hole.
  • Petitioned Chris Benton

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Chris Benton
President and CEO of Pepperdine University
Andrew Benton

You can't escape moral judgment through a legal loop hole.

    1. Caroline Alexander
    2. Petition by

      Caroline Alexander

      West Hollywood, CA

Chris Benton, son of Pepperdine University President Andy Benton, is the last known person to have been with Katie Wilkins before her death. There are text messages showing a planned meeting between Katie Wilkins and Chris Benton on April 27th at 8:30PM. At 8:33PM video surveillance from the Malibu Mc Donald’s restaurant shows Katie, in her 1998 BMW Silver Z3, pulling into the McDonalds parking lot, Chris entering the car as a passenger, and just the two of them driving away. This is her last known whereabouts before she was found dead at the family home on April 28th.

When Chris Benton was contacted for questioning about his involvement with Katie on the night of April the 27th an attorney was hired for him

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Diane and Rob Wilkins cannot mourn their daughter while in limbo.

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      No one has come forward with any news about what happened to Katie. The Benton Family has still not reached out to the Wilkins family. Chris has not been seen or heard from since April 28th.

    2. Another corrected link

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Most recent updates from Anne Sobel

    3. Update from Surfside News

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks grace for letting me know that the link wasn't connecting. You should be able to click on the link below and see the updates.

    4. Statement from Katie's dad to Andy Benton

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Steve WilkinsTruth for Katie
      Andy recently denied a personal request from my father, Rob Wilkins, to meet and discuss information relating to my sister's death.

      "Your reputation is what you allow others to know and think about you, and your character is who you really are. If the example of Andrew K. Benton and his son's reaction to the death of this young girl is indicitive of the character of the President of a Christian University, how can it not reflect badly on the principles of that institution?" - Hope

    5. Malibu SurfSide newspaper 6/6/12

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Anne Sobel's excellent reporting continues to keep us updated.

    6. Malibu SurfSide Newspaper

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Anne Sobel keeping us informed on investigation process.

    7. Anne Soble keeping us informed.

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Latest issue of 'The Malibu Surfside' newspaper. Scroll down to page 5

    8. Pepperdine Paper issued May 10th

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      It is nice to know the Pepperdine online paper includes this news. Please take a moment to leave comments urging the Bentons to speak.

    9. Shared from 'Truth for Katie' Facebook page.

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Lesley Priscila-Kahekili Vee Dear President Andy,

      As a fellow believer of our lord Jesus Christ, why wont you answer some questions to relieve a family and friends of much needed closure. In 1 John 3:17 "But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him?"I'm just confused on the lack of attention you have given to the Wilkins family. Why have you and your family chosen to close your hearts on a family that you have known for many years? If you truly are a believer and respect the bible why cause a family pain by not showing them the attention they need or the answers to their questions.

      (To read the rest of Lesley's post click on the link below)

    10. Websleuths blog radio interview with Katies brother.

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      About 37 minutes into this program Steve Wilkins shares what happened on April 28th when he found Katie.

    11. Reached 500 signatures
    12. Malibu Surfside yesterday.

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      A new issue of the Malibu Surfrider news includes a story on Katie as well as an editorial on the Good Samaritan Law. We are focused on the truth for Katie, but in doing so we are really talking about a much larger issue of what it means to be part of a community an holding each other accountable. (See Pages 4 and 11)

    13. Malibu Surfside Newspaper

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Page 11 and 17.
      By Anne Soble.

    14. Published Wednesday May 16th 2012 10.10 am

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Questions remain in woman’s death

      Katie Wilkins, 25, was found dead of an apparent heroin overdose April 28, with toxicology results still pending.

      By Knowles Adkisson / Associate Editor

      Authorities are still awaiting toxicology results from a woman who was found dead last month of an apparent heroin overdose, with several questions about the case unresolved. Katie Wilkins, a 25-year-old graphic designer, was found dead by her brother in the garage of her parents’ home in east Malibu April 28, and her car was missing.

      The last known person to see Wilkins alive was Christopher Benton, 27, the son of Pepperdine University president Andrew K. Benton, according to Lt. Tim O’Quinn of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department homicide bureau. Benton is not currently considered a suspect for a crime because the case has been ruled as non-suspicious pending toxicology results from the county coroner’s office.

    15. Article on Andy Benton

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      “I’m very impressed by the students,” Debby said. “I love the fact that we are a Christian university and our students try to better the world. We have students with such a service for helping others.”

    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. Reached 100 signatures
    18. Detectives seek to question son of Pepperdine's president

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Mr and Mrs Benton please help this family!

    19. Reached 25 signatures
    20. New developments surrounding death of Katie Wilkins

      Caroline Alexander
      Petition Organizer

      Editorial update from local newspaper.

    21. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Gruenberg MALIBU, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I know the Wilkins family, and feel deeply for their loss, and Chris Benton is a coward and his parents unbelievable callous and ignorant, irresponsible creepy excuses for human beings. Linda Gruenberg,Malibu,CA

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    • joanna fobert SIMI VALLEY, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      No more double standards for upper class!!!

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    • Grace Kilgore DALLAS, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm another of Katie's cousins. Her death is a tragedy that has rocked this family to the core, and the Wilkins deserve answers and justice.

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    • Margaret Kilgore DALLAS, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      The family deserves answers and a very dangerous person (Chris Benton) could hurt someone else. His father, Andy Benton, should be ashamed of himself for not giving information that could help the Wilkins family

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    • Zach Mescher WEST DES MOINES, IA
      • over 2 years ago

      because its the right thing to do given the circumstances

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