Arrest Made in Death of Valdosta State Student

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  • Police have confirmed that an arrest has been made in the death of Jasmine Benjamin, a  freshman at Valdosta State University.

    18-year-old Darien Meheux of Lawrenceville, Ga. turned himself in to authorities after a warrant for murder was issued for his arrest.

    Benjamin was found dead on the campus of the school on November 18. She was killed from asphyxiation.

    Meheux also attends Valdosta State and graduated from Central Gwinnett High School in Lawrenceville, according to his Facebook page.

    The parents of a south Georgia college student first learned from Facebook that their daughter had been found dead in a dormitory study room shortly before Thanksgiving.

    A family friend forwarded the Facebook post about the teen’s death to her parents before they were officially notified by authorities, said A. Thomas Stubbs, an attorney for the victim’s mother, Judith Brogdon, and her stepfather, James Jackson.

    (Family photo)

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