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Who was responsible for the horrific Killamarsh murders?

Naturally, investigators are eager to know who the Killamarsh murders suspect Damien Bendall is. Cops charged the man in connection with the deaths of three young children and a mother in Killamarsh, Derbyshire. On Monday, September 20, 2021, police were called to the house. There were reports of safety concerns on the lookout for 35-year-old Terri Harris.

Terri was found dead in her home alongside little John who was 13, and 11-year-old Lacey and her friend Connie Gent. The only way to truly put an end to a crime is to find the culprits. Surely, we don’t need to explain the dangers of allowing criminals to roam free. Who was responsible for the horrific Killamarsh murders? Here’s everything we know so far.

Damien Bendall

Who is Damien Bendall and what does he have to do with the Killamarsh murders? Damien has been declared the suspect who allegedly killed Terri and her three young children. Bendall has been charged with four counts of murder and is expected to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court on September 22. 

The Derbyshire authorities substantiated a murder probe had been released and said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the “isolated” incident. Officers had no prior contact with the people involved, and the victims and supposed assailant knew each other.  

“While understandably worrying and upsetting this is believed to be an isolated incident in which those involved were known to one another and nobody else is being sought in connection with the deaths,” said in the statement. 


Exactly what happened in Killamarsh on September 20, 2021, that’ll give the town more to put in history books? The lifeless bodies of Lacey, Terri, John and a friend of the family Connie were found inside their Chandos Crescent home in Killamarsh. John and Lacey were having a sleepover when the police were summoned to their home after a safety report. 

The grieving father Jason Bennett has posted videos of the youngsters. One of the videos shows John enjoying himself on a merry-go-round in a playground as Lacey pushes him. “My mini me. My heart and soul of my life. You brought me laughter everyday. A classic you this one. I wish I could have been there and saved you to stop all the pain suffered and told you everything will be ok. 

But now, I’ve suffered the worst thing any parent could go through.” Said Bennett. Jason added how he needs his daughter “so much”, wishing he could call her. “Watching you grow into a beautiful and caring young lady has made my life. There should have been many many more years,” he added. He also posted a tribute on Facebook with touching images of Lacey and John. 

Jason Bennett sobbed as he laid flowers for Lacey and John at the scene. And Connie’s father has paid tribute to his daughter but the only question he can ask is, “Why?” Parents are being urged to spend as much time with their children as possible. These grieving fathers want people to know that their worlds have been taken away from them. 

Killamarsh is a town situated in North East Derbyshire which borders Sheffield and South Yorkshire. Currently, people are laying flowers at the Chandos Crescent. Hopefully, they’re also heeding the words of the grieving fathers. Life can change very suddenly, and it can’t be said enough that we should never take our loved ones for granted. 

Do you have any more information on the tragic event at Killamarsh? Share your thoughts and condolences in the comments below. 

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