Letter Excerpts – Benny Dees
What did former teen volunteer Benny Dees write to Andrea about while she was away?
YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
Investigating Officer(s): Det. T. Armstrong, Det. S. Murphy
Incident No.: 000052-02A-2017
Case Description: Andrea Stover death investigation
The Yoknapatawpha County Sheriff's Department collected as evidence from Andrea Stover's residence five hundred forty-eight (548) letters addressed to Andrea Stover at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
Included in that number were twenty-one (21) letters from Benny Dees (Evidence #s 000052-21-346 through 000052-21-366).
YCSD investigators have examined those letters and assembled the following excerpts from the Dees letters.
These excerpts were determined to be potentially relevant to the Andrea Stover death investigation and are typical of the content of all letters from Benny Dees.
June 1, 2015
Letter Date: June 1, 2015
Postmark: Oxford, MS
I know it might seem kind of weird for me to write you, given all the bullshit that just happened. I want you to know I thought it was bullshit.
What I said, I said because they made me. I didn't want to do it. And I told them no way will I say anything else they wanted me to say. As far as I'm concerned, they can go to hell.
I wanted to tell you this in person, but I never got a chance.
We never really knew each other before all this happened. I hope you don't mind me writing you.