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Competency Trial Underway For Man Charged In Velma Teen's Death

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Miles Bench, 22, is charged in the killing of 16-year-old Braylee Henry of Velma. Miles Bench, 22, is charged in the killing of 16-year-old Braylee Henry of Velma.
Henry was found dead in a pasture in Velma in 2012. Henry was found dead in a pasture in Velma in 2012.
STEPHENS COUNTY, Oklahoma -

Jury selection underway in Stephens County in a competency trial for 22-year-old Miles Bench.

Bench is charged in the killing of 16-year-old Braylee Henry of Velma. Henry was found dead in a pasture in Velma in 2012.

Prosecutors say Bench killed Henry after she stopped to buy gas at the Tee Pee Totem convenience store where Bench worked.

6/11/2012 Related Story: Convenience Store Worker Charged In Death Of Velma Teen

The state is seeking the death penalty. Bench has entered a not guilty plea in the case. His defense attorney asked for a trial to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

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