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DIANA BUCKLEY
Ellis County Press
GARRETT - Convicted killer Jason Eric Massey, 28, was slated for execution on Tuesday, April 3.

Massey was sentenced to die for the 1993 murders of 13-year-old Christina Ann Benjamin and her 14-year-old stepbrother, James Brian King, both of Garrett.

According to Lt. Royce Gothard of the Ellis County Sheriff's Department's criminal investigation division, Christina must have been uneasy about her relationship with Massey, whom she had known for about 10 days - uneasy enough to take her stepbrother along with her that night for a scheduled meeting with Massey, then 20.

The Dallas Morning News reported Massey had written numerous journals detailing plans for murder and mutilation of victims, titling them the 'Slayer's Book of Death.' One of the journals apparently talked of the exact manner in which Christina was killed, her head and hands cut off before her body was further mutilated.

Christina's head and hands have never been found.

Brian was shot twice in the head. His body was found fully clothed, about 100 yards away from Christina's body.

Brian's father, James King, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a 1969 stabbing that occurred after an argument and is currently serving time in Navarro County for traffic citations, reportedly said of Massey, 'He's got to die. He planned that out. He's the devil.'

Massey, who was diagnosed in 1991 with anti-social personality disorder, allegedly sought the notoriety of infamous killers like Charles Manson, Henry Lee Lucas and Ted Bundy, prompting police to conclude he would certainly have killed again if he had not been apprehended.

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