Manuel Benitez

 

Age: 39

 

Summary: former child actor and murder suspect who was wanted by the FBI for the slaying of his girlfriend Stephanie Spears, found beaten to death with a dumbbell at their Hawthorne, California home in 2004, who was featured on the TV show America's Most Wanted earlier this year and was charged with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution, and an arrest warrant was issued by the U.S. District Court in California, who as a child actor had small parts on the TV shows Highway to Heaven and Trapper John MD and in the films Pee Wee's Big Adventure (1985) and Stand & Deliver (1988) under the stage name Mark Everett.

 

 

Cause of Death: Shot to death during a police standoff

 

Born: September 28, 1969

 

Died: December 23, 2008

 

Location: El Monte, California