Patricia A. Bentley

Patricia A. Bentley was a 37-year-old woman who was strangled to death in her townhouse at 13828 Beaujolais Court in the Brookfield neighborhoood of Chantilly by her 32-year-old ex-boyfriend, Charles W. Helem, on April 6, 2002.[1][2]

Bentley worked as a bus driver for the Loudoun County Public Schools and lived in the townhouse with her two sons.[3] Her corpse was found by her older son Anthony and Alesia Robinson, one of her friends.[4][3]


  1. "Fairfax Crime Watch." The Washington Post: T.29. National Newspapers Core. Apr 18 2002. Web. 23 Feb. 2012.
  2. Hobbs, Bonnie. "Charles Helem Receives Life in Prison." The Connection Newspapers. Connection Newspapers, 12 Dec. 2003. Web. 23 Feb. 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cooper, Jennifer. "Helem Is Found Guilty of Murdering Chantilly Woman." Post-Newsweek Media, Inc./, 16 Oct. 2003. Web. 04 Oct. 2012.
  4. "Jury Still Deadlocked." Connection Newspapers. Connection Newspapers, 25 June 2003. Web. 04 Oct. 2012.