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Pepperdine President's Son Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Christopher Benton pleaded no contest Sept. 7 to one count each of making criminal threats and possession of a firearm by a narcotic addict.

The 27-year-old son of Pepperdine University's president was handed a two-year state prison sentence Friday for threatening his father.

Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Karen Nudell imposed the term on Christopher Andrew Benton, who pleaded no contest Sept. 7 to one count each of making criminal threats and possession of a firearm by a narcotic addict.

Three other counts were dismissed as a result of his plea. Benton, son of Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton, was arrested Aug. 23 by Los Angeles County sheriff's personnel at the Malibu campus, one day after threatening his father during a family argument, authorities said.

He has been in custody since then.

According to court papers, he was convicted in two drug-related cases in 2005 and 2009 and a petty theft case in 2003.

Niles Akbar September 22, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Oh, he'll come out of prison, MUCH improved, I'll just bet.
Jessica E. Davis September 25, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Do not wish for the death of others in the comment section of this website. The comment of RC has been deleted for inappropriateness.
john simmons September 27, 2012 at 07:22 PM
That kid has "Daddy Charma" written all over him. Poor guy

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