New York family of woman slain by angry ex moves to sue state over cashless bail laws

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The family of a slain upstate New York mom-of-three are considering suing Governor Kathy Hochul and local authorities as the woman was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend less than a day after he was put back on the streets via cashless bail.

The family’s lawyer, John Froman, told the New York Post, “The family feels authorities dropped the ball here, resulting in a heinous violent act and the murder of a daughter, sister and grandchild.”

On October 30, 30-year-old Keaira Bennefield was taking her children to school when her estranged husband, Adam Bennefield, allegedly shot her execution style after an ambush.

Adam Bennefield was arrested less than a day before the murder on a handful of misdemeanors over his harassment of Keaira Bennefield. She filmed on Facebook an attack he allegedly perpetrated on her on September 28. 

The incident was so severe she told Cheektowaga Police, “I thought I was going to die.” 

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