Paris Lee Bennett is a 30 year-old American psychopath and murderer born October 10, 1993. He became famous for killing his younger sister when he was only 13 years old.
According to reports, Paris admitted to sexually assaulting his sister Ella Bennett before stabbing her 17 times. Keep reading to find out what happened to the child murderer below.
Paris Bennett was Born in Adeline Texas
Paris Lee Bennett is 30 years old. He was born on October 10, 1993, in Adeline, Texas, USA. His mother’s name is Charity Lee, but we could not verify any information about the identity and whereabouts of his father. Paris has two siblings; his late sister Ella Bennett and a brother named Phoenix Bennett.
Who is Paris Lee Bennet’s Mother?
Paris Lee Bennett’s mother is Charity Lee. Charity has had to deal with crime all her life, and this affected the way she raised her son. When she was only six years old, her father was murdered outside their Atlanta home. Charity’s mother, Kyla Bennett, was charged with hiring a hitman to kill her husband, but she was later acquitted.
As a teenager, Charity became involved in drugs like heroin, and this led her mother to kick her out. After months of depression, Charity decided to commit suicide by overdosing, but her decision changed when she discovered that she was pregnant with her son Paris. She became clean, and after she had Paris, she moved in with a man named Jonathan and had a daughter named Ella Bennet with him.
Paris Bennett had a Rough Childhood
After her relationship with Jonathan failed, Charity and her two kids moved back in with her mother, with whom she still had a toxic relationship. Thus, Paris spent his days listening to his mother and grandmother fighting. When Paris was about 11 years old, his mother relapsed on cocaine and could not effectively care for her children. These events negatively affected him, and he soon began to display violent behaviors.
As an 11-year-old boy, Paris once threatened his family with a kitchen knife. Out of worry for his mental well-being, his mother, Charity, sent him to Red River Hospital, a psychiatric facility. However, she claimed that the doctors were not effectively communicating with her as to the condition of her son, and she had him discharged. To get a fresh start, Charity moved west to Abilene with her kids.
What was Paris Lee Bennett’s IQ?
Paris Lee Bennett had an unusually high IQ of 141. He had also been diagnosed with several psychiatric disorders, including intermittent explosive disorder, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Speaking on The Family I Had, Paris denied having any psychiatric disorder, stating that there was no predisposition to the crime he committed.
What Happened to Paris Lee Bennett?
Paris Lee Bennett murdered his 4-year-old younger sister Ella Bennett on February 4, 2007. On the day of the sad event, Paris’ mother, Charity, hired a babysitter for the children as she was working a shift at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant near Abilene.
The Babysitter’s Account
Speaking on the incident, the babysitter, who was a Hardin Simmons University student, revealed that she had taken the 2 kids out for Chinese food, and upon their return, Paris went to his room to finish his homework while his sister Ella went to sleep. Around 10 p.m., Paris convinced the babysitter to go home, claiming that he was old enough to take care of himself and his sisters.
Paris Stabbed His Sister 17 Times
After the babysitter had left, Paris went into his sister’s room with a kitchen knife. He sexually assaulted her and proceeded to beat and choke her. An autopsy report revealed that Paris stabbed Ella 17 times, and the numerous cuts on her body indicated that the little girl tried to fight back.
After committing the crime, Paris called a friend to confess that he had hurt his sister. Two minutes after the call with his friend, he dialed 911 and reported the crime. The dispatcher guided Paris as he performed CPR on Ella in a futile attempt to revive her. When detectives arrived at the crime scene, Paris was arrested, and Ell’s body was taken away.
Because he was only 13 years old at the time, Paris was convicted of the crime and sentenced to 40 years in prison. This was the highest sentence a minor in Texas could receive at the time the crime happened.
Why Did Paris Lee Bennett Kill His Sister?
Following his arrest, Paris claimed that he had suffered a hallucination where he was being attacked by a demon in his sister’s form, and so could not recollect how the crime had been committed. However, he later admitted to the crime, revealing that he did it to bring misery and pain to his mother Charity Lee. He wanted her to lose her two children as he was certain he would be going to jail for the murder.
After admitting that he had killed his sister to punish their mother, Paris later stated that he committed the crime only because he was bored and wanted to experience how it felt to kill a person. Investigations revealed that he had carefully planned the crime long before he eventually carried it out.
Where is Paris Bennett Now?
Paris Bennett is currently serving his jail term at the Ferguson Unit Texas State Prison. Paris was sentenced to 40 years in prison in 2007 for the murder of his younger sister. He has served 16 years of his jail term and will be eligible for parole in 2027. Paris is set to be released in 2047 if he is never granted parole. He spends his days in prison reading books.