Mesa man awaits sentencing for murders

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MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

A Mesa man found guilty in the slaying deaths of two prostitutes is awaiting his sentencing Monday.

On Sept. 9, a jury found Trent Benson guilty of raping and killing two women and sexually assaulting two others.

Prosecutors say DNA connected Benson to the crimes.

At one time, Benson confessed to strangling one of the victims but said he blacked out and didn't remember how the other woman wound up dead.

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