Jurors could hear the final day of testimony today in Randal William Benton's murder trial.
Benton, a 48-year-old Summerville man, is accused of gunning down his estranged wife, 36-year-old Treva Benton, in a Trolley Road Perkins parking lot on Oct. 30, 2010. Authorities say the pair argued outside the restaurant before Randal Benton took out a pistol and shot Treva Benton eight times, even as she tried to crawl away.
Randal Benton tried to enter a plea in the case last month, but a judge rejected the deal after Benton said he didn't know if the facts, as presented by prosecutors, were correct. He intended to enter an Alford plea, meaning he did not admit to killing Treva Benton but that he acknowledged that prosecutors could likely prove the charge against him.
Benton faces a sentence of 30 years to life in prison without parole if convicted at trial. Check back later for updates.