Oak Cliff Man Charged With Murder After Brother Dies Following Molotov Cocktail Attack

A southeast Oak Cliff man died last week of complications from burns he sustained when his younger brother threw a Molotov cocktail at him in April, police said.Floyd Grant Benson, 46, faces charges of murder, aggravated assault and arson in connection with the incident.A witness told police that Benson was "in an upset mood" when he walked into the living room of a home in the 3900 block of Mahelia Drive and asked "which one of y'all want it" before tossing the Molotov cocktail about 7 p.m. April 10. He then ran across the street as the house burned, with two witnesses in pursuit, a neighbor told police.Cornelius Dale Benson, 53, sustained serious burns on about a third of his body. He died from complications of his injuries June 5, according to an arrest-warrant affidavit.Two other roommates also were also burned and taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital.Floyd Benson told police that he was being attacked and hadn't burned anybody, according to the affidavit. He also sustained minor burns to his leg.Benson has been convicted in Dallas County of assault, domestic-violence assault, unlawful carrying of a weapon, criminal mischief, failure to identify as a fugitive and possession of cocaine.He remained in the Dallas County jail Tuesday, with bail set at $300,000.  Continue reading...

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