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Alecia Vamar Benson, 48

Alecia Vamar Benson, a 48-year-old black woman, died Friday, April 28, after she suffered blunt force trauma in the 5500 block of Seacrest Drive in Rancho Palos Verdes, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.

About 9:30 p.m. on  April 24, Benson and her son got into an argument inside her home, and she suffered “blunt force trauma,” said Los Angeles Sheriff’s Det. Kevin Acebedo. 

Benson was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead on April 28 at 6:11 p.m., according to coroner’s records.

Acebedo said the argument was the result of a longstanding dispute between Benson and her son, who lived with her.

Acebedo declined to comment further on the killing.

The suspect, Devon Hall, a 29-year-old black man, was taken into police custody on April 25, according to sheriff’s department records.

Hall pleaded not guilty to one count of murder on May 11, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Hall is due back in court May 31, a spokesman said in an email.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s department Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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