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Mark Everett's relationship with Stephanie Spears ended when Stephanie Spears died on June 20, 2004. They had been married for 4.1 years.

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Mark Everett

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: Murder of Stephanie Spears

Age: 39 (9/28/1969 - 12/23/2008)


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Stephanie Spears

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Girlfriend of Mark Everett

Age: N/A


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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 1996 3.5 years
Engaged 6/15/1999 10.9 months
Married 5/12/2000 4.1 years
Deceased 6/20/2004 --
 Total8.5 years

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Name Born Age Gender Type
Benjamin5/15/200216 yrs.MaleBiological

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Where and/or how did Mark Everett and Stephanie Spears meet?

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Why did Mark Everett and Stephanie Spears break up?

Stephanie discovered Mark's secret and wanted a divorce, but Mark decided to flee with their 2 year old son instead. Upon Stephanie witnessing Mark attempting to make an escape with their son, Mark allegedly bludgened her to death with his barbell, all witnessed by their son on Father's Day 2004.

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Mark conceiled his child actor past and his dealings with drug selling from Stephanie and her family.

Benitez and his son Benjamin were believed to be traveling with his mother Alina Elizabeth Velasco, who disappeared after Spears' murder.They were sighted in the Medford, Oregon area in December 2004. On May 11, 2005, a state warrant was issued by the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, for Benitez's arrest after he was charged with murder. Benitez was charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and an arrest warrant was issued by the United States District Court, Central District of California, on March 21, 2006. The FBI was offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest of Benitez. He was featured on America's Most Wanted several times.

On December 23, 2008, police received a call about a suspicious man with a child. A police officer and witnesses noticed a man taking a boy off the sidewalk and then go into a restaurant in El Monte, California. Soon after that, a hostage standoff ensued and Benitez ignored the officers' orders to stop and barricaded himself inside the restaurant bathroom with his son. Benitez told police during negotiations that he was going to shoot police and harm his seven-year-old son whom he held hostage for two hours. One employee of a nearby Mexican restaurant said Benitez had the boy in a headlock and held a gun to his head as he sought a place to hold him. Police closed nearby streets, and shoppers were evacuated from neighboring stores as dozens of police officers and other emergency crews surrounded the restaurant. Police threw a flash-bang grenade inside and exchanged gunfire with Benitez, killing him. Benitez was declared dead at the Chinese restaurant in an El Monte strip mall. His son was shot in the thigh but is in stable condition. Benitez was later found to have a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver. Alina Elizabeth Velasco has not been located.

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