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Benny Lee HODGE





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Robberies
Number of victims: 3
Date of murders: June 16/August 8, 1985
Date of arrest: August 15, 1985
Date of birth: August 9, 1951
Victims profile: Bessie and Edwin Morris / Tammy Acker
Method of murder: Shooting / Stabbing with knife
Location: Letcher County, Kentucky, USA
Status: Sentenced to  death on June 20, 1986 and November 22, 1996

The United States Court of Appeals
For the
Sixth Circuit


opinion 06-6027


Supreme Court of Kentucky


opinion 1996-SC-1085-MR


HODGE, BENNY LEE, DOB 8-9-51, was sentenced to death June 20, 1986 in Letcher County along with Roger Epperson for the murder of Tammy Acker.

The murder occurred when Hodge and two accomplices entered the home of a Fleming-Neon, Kentucky physician on the night of August 8, 1985. They choked the man unconscious, and stabbed his daughter, Tammy Acker, to death while robbing him of $1.9 million, handguns and jewelry. He was arrested in Florida on August 15, 1985.

He also received a second death sentence on November 22, 1996 for the murder and robbery of Bessie and Edwin Morris in their home in Gray Hawk, Kentucky on June 16, 1985.


Case #1: This killer, along with Roger Epperson, stabbed a female victim 12 times with a butcher knife during a robbery at her father's home in Letcher County in 1985. The victim's body was found with the butcher knife stuck through her chest and imbedded in the floor. Also her father was strangled with an electric cord but he survived. The killer was arrested in Florida.

Case #2: This killer murdered an elderly couple during a robbery in their home in Letcher County in 1985. Mr. and Mrs. Morris were found with their hands and feet tied behind them. Mrs. Morris was shot twice in the back. Mr. Morris died as a result of a gunshot wound to his head, two blunt force head injuries and obstructed breathing caused by a ligature gag.


Case #1: Tammy Acker
*father survived strangulation with electric cord
Case #2: Bessie Morris and Edwin Morris



Benny Lee Hodge



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