Man Kills TV Host: Greg Rodriguez Of 'A Rifleman's Journal' Brutally Murdered In Montana [REPORT]

By iScience Times Staff Reporter on March 8, 2013 8:15 PM EST

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Man Kills TV Host: Greg Rodriguez, the host of "A Rifleman's Journal" was brutally murdered in Whitefish, Montana on Friday. The murderer took his life shortly after killing Rodriguez. (Photo: facebook.com / RiflemanTV)

Man Kills TV Host Gregory G. Rodriguez of "A Rifleman's Journal"!

Gregory G. Rodriguez was known by family, friends and television viewers as the host of the Sportsman Channel show "A Rifleman's Journal." The host was known for venturing out into the woods, stalking and ultimately killing large gaming animals in his show. Rodriguez was always humble and especially thankful for the opportunities he was given while on the show. That's why fans were shocked when reports surfaced stating that a man killed the TV host.

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A U.S. man shot and killed the TV host of "A Rifleman's Journal," Gregory G. Rodriguez, on Friday. Police reports indicate that 41-year-old Wayne Bengston is the man who killed the TV host. Bengston reportedly found Rodriguez visiting his wife and his wife's mother. Bengston, upon finding Rodriguez at his mother-in-law's house, proceeded to shoot and kill the TV host. Bengston then assaulted his wife and grabbed his 2-year-old son. The man who killed the TV host dropped his son off at a relative's house, and drove about 25 miles away to his home. He killed himself at the home.

The man killed the popular TV host in Whitefish, Montana, an otherwise tranquil community known for its outdoor activities and beautiful scenery. Unfortunately for people living in Whitefish, on this particular day, the community was shaken to the core.

"Flathead County deputies went to his home and found his truck parked in the driveway. The SWAT team also responded and attempted to contact Bengtson, but had no success. Bengtson was found early Friday morning dead inside the home," reports Flathead Newsgroup, a local publication.

"Dial said the nature of the relationship between Rodriguez and the woman appeared to be business related. Bengtson's wife told police she and Bengtson had been having arguments, but nothing that would indicate violence. They were not estranged, according to Dial," the Flathead Newsgroup adds.

Gregory G. Rodriguez was best known for his hosting efforts on the Sportsman Channel. He also was the founder and chief executive of Global Adventure Outfitters. Rodriguez was always dedicated to finding and also helping others find the best hunting experiences available. Here's part of the mission statement of Globlal Adventure Outfitters. The statement was written by Greg Rodriguez.

"We truly believe that trophy quality, personal comfort and the overall hunting experience need not suffer for a trip to be affordable, and we understand that sometimes the cheapest trip is not always the best deal... When you book with us, nothing is left to chance because we've actually been there. Our staff, led by prominent outdoor writer, television host and company CEO Greg Rodriguez, does all the research, and then hunts with those outfitters to ensure they meet our demanding standards before we ever send a single hunter."

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