A man is currently in police net after he was arrested for killing two elderly people while thinking he was actually undergoing initiation into mafia.
According to Arkansas Online, 54-year-old Michael Fowler ordered by a woman who posed as a member of the Carnival Mafia to murder the elderly couple and bury them in shallow grave as pat of the initiation.
The Texas woman, who allegedly posed as a “carnival mafia” member, was among three charged in the murders of two Kansas fair vendors.
Kimberly Younger, 52, allegedly ordered the deaths of two Barton County Fair vendors on July 14 while posing as a carnival mafia member named Frank Zaitchik in text messages sent to Fowler.
Arkansas online further reports that Fowler told detectives he was ordered to kill Alfred Carpenter, 78, and Pauline Carpenter, 79, as an initiation into the carnival mafia. He also was ordered to clean the inside of the trailer where the alleged murders occured and then dispose of the bodies.
Fowler, along with Younger and 35-year-old Rusty Frasier, were charged in Kansas Friday with the killings of the elderly couple, whose bodies were found in shallow graves in Arkansas just days after their disappearance.
When investigators told Fowler that the order didn’t come from the carnival mafia, but from Younger herself, he told detectives he was “suckered” into the crime, according to reports.
Asked whether there was even such a thing as a carnival mafia, Van Buren police spokesman Jonathan Wear told the Associated Press in an email that was something the woman “definitely made up.”
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Younger, Fowler and Frasier are in custody on $1 million bond.
Via Fox News