Paris Bennett is a psychopath and a murderer who brutally murdered his younger four-year-old sister Ella Bennett. Paris was 13 at the time when he stabbed his sister 17 times after sexually abusing her. He takes full responsibility and every expert that met him said that he can’t be cured.
In his first confession, Paris claimed that he murdered his sister because he wanted to punish his mother, Charity Lee as he was angry with her. He knew killing her sister would hurt her mother more. Charity had relapsed into drugs after getting herself clean for 12 years.
Ever since that tragic night, Lee associates her daughter with butterflies, since that was the last painting she made in school. Meanwhile, in 2012 Lee gave birth to another child, Phoenix, even after what happened with Ella and Paris, she allows Paris to speak with her son Phoenix.
What happened on the night of the murder?
It was around 12:30 am on Feb. 5, 2007, Charity Lee was working at Buffalo Wild Wings when police told her that her daughter had been hurt, she told them to take her to her daughter now, and they told her “you can’t go, she’s dead.”
She asked them if her son is okay? And they said, “We have him…”
Before going to her job, Charity left a babysitter at her home to watch over her children Ella and Paris Bennett. Paris who has a genius IQ level, 141, had different plans, he convinced the babysitter to leave sometime around 10 pm. Paris, 13 at the time went to her 4-year-old sister’s room, he choked her, sexually assaulted her, and stabbed her 17 times. He then called his friend from school and chatted for six minutes before calling 911.
He told the operator, “I accidentally killed somebody,” the operator responded, “You think you killed somebody?” Paris said “No I KNOW I did. My sister…. I feel so messed up.” The operator told him to perform CPR on his sister, but he sat there doing nothing as he knew Ella Bennett was already dead.
In Charity Lee’s book How Now Butterfly, she reveals that Paris watched violent porn for hours before sexually molesting and murdering his sister. He watched graphic porn like “S&M,” “bondage,” and “sadism.” He even searched for snuff films in the hours leading up to the murder.
Lee wrote in her book “His stabs were slow and methodical, not frenzied, not an uncontrollable rage, Not all were deep. Most were shallow jabs and punctures.”
At first, Paris claimed that he killed his sister because of a hallucination that made his sister look like a pumpkin-headed demon on fire. But later he admitted that he planned the attack on his little sister and revealed that not only he wanted to kill his sister but he also planned to murder his mom.
Paris planned the attack, he wanted his mother to suffer, so he took both of her children away from her, he killed his sister, and he knew that he would go to prison, and she would lose him too, he wanted his mother to suffer for the rest of her life.
When Charity went to prison to visit her teen son he said: “You’re right. I did kill her.” Even while in prison, he continues to hurt his mother, saying things like, “By the way, I enjoy watching your pain.”
‘My son is a monster, and because he is a monster, I have lost my daughter.’Charity Lee
Lee knows that Paris might kill her one day, this realization came after her visit ended in Paris trying to choke her, she wrote in her journal “He slammed the table into me, pinning me against the concrete wall behind me. He cut off my air. I was in shock, paralyzed. I thought I was going to die there. Then he pulled the table back, I caught my breath, and he slammed it into me again.”
In 2017 Paris Bennett spoke to The Family I had and expressed: “I chose to do my crime and I take full responsibility for my crime. And I wouldn’t say there was a predisposition to what happened. I’m not insane, and I don’t suffer from any mental illness.”
Interview with Piers Morgan
In his interview with Piers Morgan, Paris Bennett revealed how he initially targeted his mother but then murdered his 4-year-old sister, as it would be a way of punishing his mother in the worst ways possible.
He said: “For many years, there was just this hot, flaming ball of wrath in the pit of my stomach, and it was directed at my mother. And one of the reasons why I chose to kill my sister and not someone else is because I knew that by doing that I could hurt my mother in the worst possible way, because I had always known, as a child, that the most devastating thing to my mother would be the loss of one of her children, and I found a way to take away both her children in one fell swoop.”
He further added, “Yes I did commit a monstrous crime but does that one mistake define my entire life… I don’t think it does.”
“In my opinion, if you were scripting a movie about a young psychopath, you would choose somebody like Paris. He is highly intelligent; he has an IQ level of genius. He is very articulate, he is very well-spoken. He is good-looking. But of course, it’s very real what he did.” Piers Morgan said.
Paris Bennett Now
Paris is serving a 40-year sentence at the Ferguson Unit Texas State Prison. He is currently aged 26 and will be eligible for parole in 2027. Experts have advised Charity Lee and her son Phoenix to go into hiding after Paris releases from prison. But even after the threat, she allows her youngest son Phoenix to talk to Paris because she wants to teach her youngest child what is unconditional love and forgiveness.
Lee understands what caused her son to do the inconceivable crime, when Paris was 11, she took cocaine for a six-month period, which caused him to step in and look after his sister.
Ever since the death of her daughter, Lee associates her daughter with butterflies, since that was the last painting she made in school. Lee has gone through a series of emotions and chooses to forgive her son and accept him for who he is. “My son is a psychopath. I can’t help him. That may not matter in the long run. What may matter is I can’t, not at this point, give up on him. I love my firstborn with as much intensity as I have since that day I found out I was pregnant with him. ”
“What I know about my son is this. He is sick. He couldn’t care less that he sexually assaulted and murdered Ella. He has a dark side that is dormant right now, but my son is dangerous. Under the right conditions, I truly believe he could kill again, with as little compunction about it as he has for what he did to Ella. I know he will experience those conditions on a regular basis once he is sent to prison. I sincerely hope he does not have to kill again because Texas has no concern for human rights.”
In 2012 Lee gave birth to another child, Phoenix, even after what happened with Ella and Paris, she allows Paris to speak with his son Phoenix. Lee has stood by her son, even though she knows that when he gets out, she and her son Phoenix might be his next target.