Titusville police piece together details in Benjamin Wojenski's gruesome death; Amanda Blair arrested

2:45 PM, Dec 20, 2012   |    comments
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Titusville, FL (Florida Today) -- At about 10:30 on the night of December 11, a taxi pulled up outside Benjamin Wojenski's home on Cherrywood Lane in Titusville.

A female passenger used the driver's phone to call Wojenski, who came to the door and let the 24-year-old woman inside.

Less than eight hours later, police and fire crews found the 62-year-old man dead in the dining room, covered in a sheet. He had stab wounds to his face, head and neck, according to an arrest warrant affidavit filed by Titusville police. There was blood on the walls, in his shower and garage, and bloody handprints in his bedroom.

Police had been called to the home by a concerned neighbor. Despite the gruesome scene, they discovered Wojenski's white Corvette, a big-screen TV, laptop and cellphone were gone.

The car was found a day later in Flagler County, and the driver -- identified by police as Amanda Blair -- was arrested on a driving charge. She was later charged by Titusville police with second-degree murder and grand theft.

Police "learned from a neighborhood (canvas) that Benjamin Wojenski had been contacting various prostitutes electronically through the use of a computer and also by telephone on a regular basis," the warrant affidavit reads.

Titusville police interviewed Blair at a jail in Flagler County after her arrest. The affidavit says her left hand was bandaged.

"Blair also admitted to knowing Wojenski and said that she 'tricked' with him," the affidavit reads. "Blair then said that Wojenski tried to 'rape' her and said that she 'did drugs' and was afraid that no would believe her."

Blair was returned to Brevard County for prosecution this week. She is being held in Brevard County jail on no bond, meaning she cannot be released, and is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment next month.

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