Ex-con charged in killing at Highland Park bus stop
A 50-year-old Highland Park man paroled in January after serving time for second-degree murder was charged Thursday in the slaying of another city resident who was shot and killed while waiting for a bus last week.
Malcolm Bernard Benson was charged in the robbery and fatal shooting of Stanley Paul Carter, 59, who was waiting for a bus in the 11800 block of Woodward near Tennyson around 5:16 a.m. Sept. 16. Carter was shot in the chest and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Police said they discovered during their investigation into Carter’s killing that Benson also sexually assaulted a Highland Park woman in the area where Carter was shot.
Benson was charged with first-degree felony murder, armed robbery, criminal sexual conduct, first-degree felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm second degree. He faces an arraignment 10 a.m. Friday in 30th District Court in Highland Park.
In 1995, Benson was convicted on second-degree murder and felony firearms charges and sent to prison for a minimum of 20 years.