Salina, KS

Now: 22 °

Currently: Fair

Hi: 52 ° | Lo: 39 °

Kansas AG Mulls Seeking Death Penalty For 4 Killings

KSAL StaffDecember 4, 2013

An assistant Kansas attorney general says there’s no decision yet on whether the state will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a Parsons woman and her three children.

But Assistant Attorney General Amy Hanley declined to comment further Wednesday about the prosecution of 22-year-old David Cornell Bennett Jr., of Cherryvale. The alternative to a death sentence in a capital case is life in prison without parole.

Bennett is charged with capital murder, rape and criminal threats in the deaths of 29-year-old Cami Umbarger and her children, ages 4, 6 and 9. Their bodies were found Nov. 25 in their southeast Kansas home.

Bennett returned to Labette County District Court on Wednesday and listened quietly a judge read the charges during a 10-minute hearing.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2019. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Town Hall to Discuss Sali...
December 10, 2019Comments
ATM Skimmer, Surveillance...
December 10, 2019Comments
Diamond Rio Coming to Sal...
December 10, 2019Comments
CityGo Holiday Give & Go
December 10, 2019Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2019 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH