Posted on September 21, 2011

Pearl Man Arrested in D’Iberville Stabbing Death

Marsha Thompson, WLBT, September 20, 2011

A high ranking federal TSA official is behind bars charged with killing his female co-worker on the Mississippi gulf coast. D’Iberville police quickly transported Ruben Orlando Benitez, 45, back to the coast Tuesday after he was arrested at his home in Pearl.

The investigation revealed sometime Saturday night Benitez and Stacey Wright, who were allegedly having an affair, got into a fight at Wright’s apartment. The fight escalated into a grisly crime. The young mother was stabbed repeatedly.


Police are tight lipped about the relationship Wright had with her accused killer and co-worker here in Jackson. They are also not discussing what lead up to the deadly confrontation.