The Serpent's Tooth Author:Christopher P. Andersen On July 5, 1985, Steven Benson, spoiled heir to a huge tobacco fortune, planted two crudely made pipe bombs in the family car. Hours later, neighbors felt a powerful explosion shake the driveway of Margaret Benson's posh waterfront home. Benson's mother, Margaret, and brother, Scott, were killed in the inferno that followed, ... more »their bodies burned beyond recognition. The only survivor was his sister, Carol, a former beauty queen who was grotesquely disfigured by the flames.
The dramatic courtroom trial revealed sizzling stories of illegitimacy, drugs, alcoholism, illicit sex, ambition... and betrayal. Now Christopher Andersen, senior editor of People magazine, goes behind the headlines to find the real truth.« less
Unbelievable story! Just goes to show that money cannot buy happiness. This case is another example of a child growing up not knowing who his true mother is, as seen in the case of Ted Bundy. This story is laced with greed until it culminates in a horrific murder.