Does the "carnival mafia" exist or not?

Moderators: shutout, Jabbroni, Irish Mike

User avatar 1.DocZaius » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:14 pm

Curious article.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/texas-man-se ... 30451.html
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Texas man has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the slayings of a Kansas couple who were killed after a carnival worker ordered their deaths as part of a fictitious carnival mafia.

Rusty Frasier, 37, of Aransas Pass, Texas, was sentenced Friday to life without parole for 50 years on each of two counts of first-degree murder.

He is one of several people charged in the July 2018 deaths of Alfred and Pauline Carpenter, who were working as vendors at the Barton County, Kansas, fair.

Prosecutors said the Carpenters were killed at the fair and their bodies were taken to Arkansas, where they were buried in a national forest near Van Buren, Arkansas.

Investigators said one suspect posed as a carnival mafia boss and ordered the other suspects to kill the couple. Police have said the “carnival mafia” does not exist.

Barton County District Judge Mike Keeley on Friday also sentenced Christine Tenney, 40, of La Marque, Texas, to 59 months for aggravated robbery and eight months for obstructing apprehension for her role in the deaths.

Michael Fowler Jr., 56, of Sarasota, Florida, was previously sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 100 years. Kimberly Younger, of McIntosh, Florida, has pleaded not guilty to several charges, including capital murder, in the Carpenters' deaths.
They keep calling the carnival mafia "fictitious," but there is a boss who ordered his underlings to kill two people. I'm thinking maybe it's real. Small and short-lived, yes, but if you call yourself the "carnival mafia" and order other members of your group to kill carnival workers, then... maybe you just started the carnival mafia.
Quote

2.evil gator » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:25 pm

I was a carny when I was 14
Quote

User avatar 3.Irish Mike » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:33 pm

I was a carny when I was 14
Least surprising confession ever.
Quote

User avatar 4.RIP » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:48 pm

Me too. I worked for a sausage stand. Surprise surprise.
Quote
RIP (xe/xem/xyr)

5.evil gator » Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:51 pm

Me too. I worked for a sausage stand. Surprise surprise.
hahahaha I absolutely don't mind you stealing my thunder here.
Quote

6.Juggs » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:11 pm

Neither of those surprise me :lol:
Quote

7.lil numby » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:11 pm

I was a carny when I was 14
you're ugly as sin, but a sweet gal and a hell of a good cook
Quote

8.PG. » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:39 am

Bearded lady?
Quote

9.evil gator » Wed Nov 18, 2020 12:57 pm

Bearded lady?
Duh half man half woman.
Quote

User avatar 10.DocZaius » Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:37 pm

Better bearded- or half- than fat lady.
Quote

11.evil gator » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:07 pm

you know it!
Quote
Sort by

« Sports, Entertainment, and Everything Else