He Went To Papa John's Looking For Work. By The Time He Left For Good, Two Employees Were Dead.

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Source: Elkhart County Jail: MEGA

Aug. 8 2022, Published 2:24 p.m. ET

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A man tried to find work at Papa John’s in Indiana where he used to be employed. After he spoke to two people who used to be, and could have been coworkers again, he decided to kill them.

Now, he will spend decades behind bars.

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Recently, a judge in Indiana sentenced Jose Benitez Tilley Jr. to 65 years in prison, according to ABC 57. He was convicted of two counts of murder for the deaths of Haley Smith and Dustin Carr at a pizza joint in Elkhart County, Indiana.

He was also charged with abuse of a corpse, but it was dropped as part of a plea agreement.

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Benitez Tilley was a former employee at the Papa John’s and around 10 a.m. on Feb 13, police were called to the store after the victim’s bodies were found.

When Benitez Tilley worked at the store, other workers said that were problems with him.

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Police determined that Benitez Tilley visited the restaurant around 10 p.m. to ask about employment. He left and then returned later, where he killed Smith and Carr, according to the Goshen News.

Video surveillance showed Benitez Tilley coming and going from the store, according to ABC 57. When he was arrested, Benitez Tilley said during one of the visits, he killed the victim.

But a motive or reason for why has not been made clear.

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After Smith was killed, Benitez Tilley said he took off her clothes and tried to have sex with her, according to the report.

Benitez Tilley said he tried to get rid of the bodies but wasn’t able. He took Smith’s purse and Car’s jewelry from the scene.


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