A small town continues to grieve over the killing of 16-year-old Benjamin Eastman III.
But his dad said he’s found some closure in knowing the suspects’ mom was arrested.
As People reports, Benjamin Eastman’s son was brutally assaulted and killed last month, allegedly at the hands of Kindra Rose Adamson’s two sons Benito “Benny” Marquez, 16, and 21-year-old Jonathon Adamson.
As Dearly previously reported, the three childhood friends were supposedly camping when Adamson and his brother Marquez lured Ben III into the woods to kill him.
And Ben Jr. had suspicions Kindra was hiding something in the days after his son went missing.
Benjamin Jr. told People:
“When we first went to her house looking for Ben she came outside and told us she came outside herself at 3 a.m. [on June 24] looking for Ben because he told Benny he was on his way over.”
He told KOMO News:
“I knew it was just a matter of time. There is a little relief that she’s held accountable.”
As People reports, allegedly the suspects’ mom Kindra hid her knowledge of what had happened:
Her younger son Marquez, told her ‘what they had done’ later that Sunday while ‘destroying evidence’ at her house with her present.
The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office stated in a news release:
[Kindra’s] arrest is based on her actions and knowledge of the crime after the homicide, but prior to the arrest of the two suspects.
According to the affidavit:
She learned of Eastman’s murder not long after it happened on June 24 but was ‘deliberately misleading’ in a subsequent police interview. She allegedly said she had ‘no idea where was Ben was at and he [was] like a son to her.’
An arrest warrant was also issued for Jonathan Adamson’s girlfriend, Emma Brown, Wednesday.
Court documents say Adamson told her about the killing and she was upset. However, she allegedly failed to report her boyfriend because she loved him.
Adamson pleaded not guilty to four charges: rape, murder, tampering with physical evidence, and unlawful disposal of remains.
Meanwhile Ben’s school and family remain in shock over the incident, reports KIRO.
His high school principal Chris Schumaker said, “We’re small town USA. That stuff doesn’t happen here but all of a sudden it does and you’re shocked and you’re scared and you’re shocked and you’re scared some more.”
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