Todd County Homicide (Update)
Doug Barrett | Aug 24, 2019 AT 6:07 pm
The son of a former NFL lineman accused of killing his parents in Minnesota has been extradited from Mexico.
Twenty-two-year-old Dylan John Bennett was booked into the Todd County Jail early Monday. Bennett was arrested for second-degree murder at a hotel in Cancun Saturday.
Bennett's public defender did not immediately return a call for comment. Bennett is expected to appear in court Tuesday.
Barry and Carol Bennett, both 63, were found fatally shot last Wednesday at their home in Long Prairie, a town 124 miles northwest of Minneapolis.
The criminal complaint says Barry Bennett told the Todd County Sheriff's Office in December that Dylan had expressed thoughts about killing his parents while he was in a mental health treatment facility.
Barry Bennett played 11 seasons in the NFL. He played college football at Concordia of Moorhead.
Authorities say the son of a former NFL lineman wanted on murder charges in Minnesota for the shooting of his parents has been arrested in Mexico.
The Todd County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Dylan John Bennett was arrested at a hotel Saturday in Cancun.
Authorities say Bennett had contacted County Sheriff Steve Och earlier in the day to say that he would turn himself
in to the FBI. But authorities say the arrest by Mexican authorities came before the information could be
communicated to them.
The bodies of 63-year-old Barry Bennett and his wife, Carol, were found Wednesday when a friend went to their
home in Long Prairie, Minnesota, for a welfare check.
Barry Bennett played 11 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.