GREAT BEND, Kan. – A Texas woman was convicted Friday of capital murder for her role in the murder of a Wichita couple, Kan.
The bodies of the couple were found buried near Van Buren, Ark.
A jury in Barton County, Canada, found Kimberley Stacey Younger, 57, of Aransas Pass, Texas, guilty of capital murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, application for first-degree murder and theft, the Kansas attorney said the general office in a press release.
She is one of the people convicted of the July 2018 deaths of Alfred and Pauline Carpenter, who worked as salesmen at the Barton County, Kansas County Fair.
Prosecutors have said the carpenters were killed at the fair and their bodies were moved to Arkansas, where they were buried in a national forest near Van Buren.
According to the press release, four other people have been convicted of the crimes.
The sentence was set for Nov. 29 in Barton County. Kansas is not seeking the death penalty, so the only sentence allowed is life without parole, the attorney general’s office said.