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Family files wrongful death lawsuit against convenience store

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VELMA, Okla._The owners of a Velma convenience store where a 16-year-old girl was murdered in 2012 have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit along with the man accused of killing her.

The parents of Braylee Henry filed the lawsuit earlier this week against three owners of Tee Pee Totem and the accused killer, Miles Bench. The lawsuit alleges the owners were negligent in hiring Bench and in doing so created an unreasonable risk of danger to the public. Braylee's parents are seeking compensation for more than $75,000.

Bench is accused of killing Braylee Henry nearly two years ago and dumping her body on a rural road east of town. He remains in the Stephens County Jail under the charge of first-degree murder and prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

Bench is scheduled for a fourth competency hearing Friday, June 6.

4/17/2014 Bench found competent and will stand trial

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