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Suspect wanted in killing of his estranged wife taken into custody

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Buffalo police announced Wednesday that they have 45-year-old Adam Bennefield in custody.

Bennefield was wanted in connection to the Oct. 5 homicide of his estranged wife Keaira Hudson, 40. Hudson was shot and killed while in a vehicle on Shawnee Avenue and Richlawn Avenue. Her children were in the back seat of the vehicle.

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On Sept. 28, Bennefield allegedly punched and kicked Hudson while inside their Cheektowaga home. Bennefield allegedly took Hudson’s phone, preventing her from calling for help.

Bennefield was arraigned on one count of third-degree assault, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief, one count of second-degree menacing, one count of second-degree unlawful imprisonment and one count of second-degree harassment, from the September incident.

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Bennefield’s arraignment came on Oct. 4, the day prior to the fatal shooting. He was released on his own recognizance due to the charges qualifying for pre-bail reform.

Hudson had recently been living with her mother and wearing a bulletproof vest because she was in fear of Bennefield, a source told News 4.

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Emily Miller is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2022. See more of her work here.

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