“𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐝 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞? 𝐊𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲’𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐧?” – said by Paris Bennett on a home video
Paris Lee Bennett
Paris Lee Bennett was born on 10th October 1993 in Savannah, Georgia, and grew up in different places in Texas including Giddings, Dallas, and Seymour.
Paris’s mother, Charity, grew up without a father as he was killed when she was just six years old, the person suspected of the killing was Charity’s mother who was arrested and charged with ‘murder for hire, nonetheless, a jury later acquitted her.
Before Charity, knew she was pregnant she was a big drug user and frequently skipped classes but still graduated with honors. When she found out she was expectant she quit using drugs and vowed to get her life on track, she still contends that “Paris altered everything, he saved my life”. His father was later diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and the couple parted.
For eight years Paris was an only kid and the sole priority of Charity’s attention and affection, then she gave birth to Ella…
Friends, family members, neighbors, and teachers characterized Paris as being an incredible big brother and said he stepped up to the role of big brother and had a decent relationship with his sister. The charity was having to work extended night shifts to try and get a concert promotions business up and running and relapsed onto cocaine when Paris was 11. For months Charity strived to get clean and one afternoon Paris was playing with Ella when he broke one of her toys which made Ella upset.
Charity scolded Paris and put him in time out just to be told by the housekeeper minutes later that Paris had grabbed a kitchen knife and bolted out the door, when Charity found Paris he began waving the knife in her face, when she managed to get the knife from him he fell into a heap on the floor, Charity had Paris admitted to Red River Hospital, a nearby psychiatric facility. Charity thought doctors were doing little to help her son and when she went to pick Paris up they gave her some main discharge paperwork.
Things only got worse on 5th February 2007. The charity was working late at a restaurant because it was Superbowl, Paris and Ella had a babysitter. Around 10 pm Paris convinced the babysitter to go home, alleging their mother wouldn’t be much longer and Ella was asleep. After the babysitter left Paris grabbed a kitchen knife and stepped into Ella’s bedroom, he then went on to whip, choke and stab his four-year-old sister 17 times, since then Paris has also confessed to sexually assaulting her. After the brutal attack, Paris called one of his friends and was on the phone for six minutes, after hanging up he paused two more minutes before calling 911.
The 911 call sounds very convincing, you hear Paris clearly in discomfort, saying he accidentally murdered his sister, he is instructed to move his sister from her bed and onto the floor, and to begin CPR, the operator asks him to count out loud the chest compressions which Paris does…except he didn’t help his sister at all. Since that night Paris has confessed he wasn’t even in the bedroom when he called 911 and instead was walking around the home.
When Paris gave his first statement he contended to have been hallucinating and said he had noticed a demonic version of Ella, engulfed in flames and laughing maniacally at him. Since then he has admitted the actual reason for why he committed the act.
Paris Bennett murdered his innocent sister…for revenge. In an interview, Paris says “for months I had a hot, flaming ball of anger in the pit of my stomach directed at my mum”, he contends he felt this way because of relapse back onto cocaine and that while growing up he felt “alone”. Paris confesses it was a horrible crime, but says it doesn’t specify his life and doesn’t mean he is a monster. Despite claiming he didn’t scheme to kill his sister he also says “I found a way for mama to lose both kids in one swoop” and even said the thought of his mum living with the pain of losing both kids was a good punishment.
In the last couple of years, Paris has given more details of the night and has also attempted to retract them too, he has claimed he was watching porn just before the attack, saying he was on a “high” and that he hadn’t sexually assaulted his sister. In another story, he said he was watching porn just before he murdered his sister, and the feeling of the knife piercing her skin made him more excited. He says one part of him knew what he was doing was wrong and that he should attempt to save his sister but that the darker twisted side of him wanted to proceed with what he was doing.
Paris was tried as a juvenile because of his age and was convicted to 40 years in jail with the likelihood of parole after 20 years. Since then he has been officially diagnosed as a psychopath and has a genius-level IQ of 141. More comprehensive copies of his records from Red River Hospital were also submitted and it had been noted that Paris was “obsessed about shooting and killing…homicidal/suicidal ideation”.
The charity has since had another son, Phoenix, and retains a connection with Paris, even letting him and Phoenix talk to each other on the phone. Specialists believe Charity and Phoenix are at risk, and even Charity herself believes Paris will murder again under the right circumstances, being quoted as saying “Paris is my son, I have unlimited love for him and have forgiven him, yes he is a psychopath, but he is my son and I can’t just stop loving him”
Paris is nowadays serving his verdict in the Ferguson Unit, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, and is eligible for parole in six years.
So what are your thoughts? Serious mental illness? Jealousy of not being an only kid anymore? Anger towards his mother’s relapse? Or a mixture of everything?
Do you think he will be granted parole?