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Social media profiles offer insight in ETX murder case

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HARRISON COUNTY, Tx. -

Murdered East Texas teenager Alicia Benefield wrote about death threats just days before her disappearance.

"When a m'f tell me they gone shoot me, You Better Do It OR Die," she wrote on her Facebook page in a March 9 post.

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The man charged with her murder, 25-year-old Rodris Webster, was also active on social media and posted several times during the five-day search for Benefield's body, mostly to proclaim his own innocence.

Rodris Webster, March 16: "Been. Getting questioned for 3 days nw bout Alicia missing...but idk nothin..last time I seen her was when the police came and gave her boost off at my house..yeah they found keys n all...but I ain't did nothin too Alicia at all...if I did and they got all this evidence against me..don't u ppl think they would have me locked up by now..."

Rodris Webster, March 17: "I'm just sayin they keep saying that they got this and that....why ain't they came and locked me up..."

Rodris Webster, March 18: "If u go to heaven n I go to hell..just sneak n meet me n bring a box of els..."

That last post was published the morning before his arrest.

Webster's arrest record with East Texas authorities list a half-dozen allegations over the past seven years.

He was arrested for burglary twice in 2007 and twice again in 2013 for speeding in a school zone and indecent exposure.

January 6, Harrison County authorities charged Webster with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Benefield's mother, Tomeika Hudson, says Benefield had to be hospitalized for her injuries after Webster allegedly attacked her and threatened her with a knife.

Hudson says Webster pressured Benefield to drop the charges. She eventually did and he was released March 5.

Hudson believes her daughter would still be alive if Webster hadn't been released.

"Now that something like this happened, if he had been incarcerated and locked up, none of this would have been going on," Hudson said.

Webster is now charged with murder. Police say he killed Benefield and left her body along a Marshall road.

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