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Susan Courteau MN 10-13-2011

Susan Marie Courteau, 44

MN, St. Paul

October 13, 2011

Susan was stabbed to death. On October 13th , she called police to say that her boyfriend, Patrick Benton, had been drinking and was scaring her.

Officers escorted him off the property and cited him for trespass. Later that day Susan was stabbed to death.

Patrick told a family member that he needed a “cooling off period” after having a fight with his girlfriend.

Patrick has a criminal record that includes assaults and violations of protective orders.

He has been charged with 2nd degree murder.

Source: - Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women - Femicide Reports - 2011 Femicide Report

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