Rusty Frasier, 37, of Aransas Pass, Texas, was ordered to life without parole for 50 years on each count of murder in the July 2018 deaths of Alfred and Pauline Carpenter, who worked with him at the Barton County, Kansas, fair.
Frasier was one of several vendors who were contacted by a purported mob boss using the name “Frank Zaitchik” and ordered to kill the Carpenters under the pretext of being initiated into a carnival mafia group, which authorities later determined does not exist.
The Carpenters — who were jewelry and handicraft vendors — were shot and killed on the fairgrounds, then their bodies were driven in their own RV to Arkansas, where they were buried in shallow graves, authorities say.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended President Trump this week as the three-term Democratic governor indicated the media did not treat the president with the respect that the office commands. Cuomo said during an interview with WAMC radio Monday that the press has taken on a "nastier tone," which he has noticed at his press […]
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo dismissed former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' criticism of the Trump administration's "America First" foreign policy approach as "dead wrong" on Tuesday. "I have a lot of respect for Jim, but he's just dead wrong on that," Pompeo told "Special Report" host Bret Baier. "'America First' has been at its heart, […]
Republican upstart John James conceded on Tuesday evening and congratulated Democrat Gary Peters for winning his second term as Michigan's junior senator. "Today I believe it is the right thing to do to congratulate Sen. Peters," James, a military veteran, said in a video posted on Twitter. "Senator, you may not remember this, but you […]
President-elect Joe Biden said outreach from the Trump administration has been "sincere," since the General Services Administration ascertained his win on Monday. GSA Chief Emily Murphy gave the OK for Biden's team to access transition resources Monday, allowing the formal transition of power to begin, ending a stand-off in which the Biden team accused the […]
Carole Baskin has some cleaning up to do. The zoo formerly owned by Tiger King star Joe Exotic -- and now controlled by his nemesis Carole Baskin -- was vandalized with graffiti and trashed with rotting meat and garbage, according to a report. Baskin is accusing Exotic's business partner, Jeff Lowe, for the damage. Lowe […]
Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is preparing another run to become mayor of New York City, sources said Tuesday. "Chris has talked to people about running for mayor. She's talked to me about running for mayor," said a source who is friendly with Quinn and who requested anonymity. "I think she is going to […]