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Dangerous Motel? Bethany Carol Bennett Fatally Shot at Siesta Motel in Ridgeland, South Carolina

Posted By Danny Dalton | December 6 2022 | Negligent Security

WSAV reports that on Saturday, December 3, officers responded to the Siesta Motel located on the 10500 block of South Jacob Smart Boulevard and found a woman suffering from a gunshot wound and a man with a knife wound. Police believe that two separate altercations occurred. Bennett cut Jamia Michael Douglas Almodoval, and then Almodoval later shot Bennett. Almodoval was arrested for murder.

The Siesta Motel only has two reviews on Google.

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