This is such a sad and disturbing story.
The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett is being accused of gunning down his own father and his wife, shooting them both multiple times, then jumping in a car and driving straight out of state to board a plane to Mexico.
Here are more deatils via ESPN:
“The bodies of Barry Bennett, a former NFL player and Long Prairie physical education teacher, and his wife, Carol, were found Wednesday afternoon when a friend went to the home for a welfare check after phone calls and texts had gone unanswered since Tuesday.
The friend discovered Barry Bennett’s body and called 911. Deputies discovered the second body after searching the home.
Todd County Sheriff Todd Och said 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett is a suspect and asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact authorities.
Bennett, who played football at Concordia College, was a defensive lineman for the New Orleans Saints from 1978 to 1981 and the New York Jets from 1982 to 1988 before a one-game stint with the Vikings.”
Carol Bennett was said to be shot multiple times in the back and torso, while Barry was shot multiple times in the torso and head.
What makes the situation even worse is that Barry Bennett told the Todd County Sheriff’s Office in December that Dylan had expressed thoughts about killing his parents while he was in a mental health treatment facility.
Bennett was an 11-year NFL veteran. He played for the New Orleans Saints and New York Jets for the majority of his career before landing with the Minnesota Vikings for one season.