View Mobile Site

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos


College president's son says no contest to threats

Posted: September 7, 2012 7:00 p.m.
Updated: September 7, 2012 7:00 p.m.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The son of Pepperdine President Andrew Benton has pleaded no contest to charges that he made criminal threats during an argument with his father at their house on the Malibu campus then returned to Pepperdine the next day with a gun.

A Los Angeles district attorney's statement says 27-year-old Christopher Andrew Benton entered the plea Friday as a preliminary hearing was about to begin.

Prosecutors say Christopher Benton, who has three previous felony convictions, made the threats Aug. 22 and was arrested on campus the following day.

He was charged with five felonies, including possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors say three of the charges will be dismissed and he'll be sentenced to two years in prison on Sept. 21.


Most Popular Articles

There are no articles at this time.
Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.


Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...