Woman pleads not guilty in carnival worker deaths

Florida woman facing six charges related to murder of carnival vendors at Barton County Fair in 2018.


State News

February 20, 2020 - 9:53 AM

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Florida woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the deaths of a Kansas couple who were killed after a carnival worker ordered their deaths as part of a fictitious “carnival mafia” initiation. 

Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida, is facing six charges, including capital murder, in the July 2018 deaths of Alfred and Pauline Carpenter, of Wichita. 

Authorities said the Carpenters were working as vendors at the Barton County Fair when they were killed, driven to Arkansas and buried in a national forest near Van Buren.

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