Benitez got a life sentence for the murder.
Both worked for the TSA. That's where they knew each other from. Benitez had been one of the top agents in Chicago at O'Hare Airport. He transferred to Jackson in 2008, where he was the number two man at the Jackson-Evers International Airport TSA. That's where he met 43-year-old Wright.
She moved to south Mississippi, where she was killed.
The prosecution and police say the two had an affair. Wright was separated from her husband, who was a state trooper.
Report on the 2011 murder from ABC 7 Chicago