Ashley Benefield

Banner of Ashley Benefield Ex-ballerina Ashley Benefield has claimed self-defense in the shooting death of her husband, Doug, while prosecutors say it was about a custody dispute.


Former ballerina, Ashley Benefield, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of her husband, Douglas Benefield. The Black Swan Murder Trial is scheduled to start in late July.
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Ashley Benefield stands in court
The judge took time to speak to Ashley Benefield herself during a wide-ranging motions hearing.
Ashley Benefield sits in court during a motions hearing
Doug Benefield, 54, met a 24-year-old swimsuit model and ballerina named Ashley Byers and were married within 13 days. Ashley Benefield ended up shooting Doug claiming self-defense, while prosecutors say it was about a bitter custody dispute.
Ashley Benefield appears in court
Ashley Benefield's trial is set to begin in July.
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Ashley Benefield appears in court
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Ashley Benefield leans over as she speaks to her attorney during a hearing.
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Eva Benefield outside court
Ashley Benefield appears in court.
ashley benefield appears in court
Ashley Benefield appears in court
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Ashley Benefield sits in court
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