Man charged in deaths of Kansas woman, children

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Updated: 12/03/2013 4:32 pm Published: 12/03/2013 4:31 pm

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A 22-year-old man has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of a southeast Kansas mother and her three children a week after being jailed.

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office also charged David Cornell Bennett Jr., of Cherryvale, with rape and criminal threat. And as a potential alternative to the capital murder charge, Schmidt's office filed four counts of first-degree murder in Labette County District Court.

Bennett is being held on $5 million bond over the deaths of 29-year-old Cami Umbarger and her young children. Their bodies were found in their Parsons home Nov. 25.

Parsons attorney Shane Adamson was appointed to represent Bennett. His office said he would not comment.

Bennett has a court hearing scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

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Mayor Maynot - 12/4/2013 11:37 AM
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Very sad disturbed person. No reset button on this game. Too bad they don't use the electric chair or the gas chamber any more. They say an overdose of phenobarbital is more humane. As a society what amount of decency do we owe to a monster that would be so thoughtless and reprehensible. Put the agony and pain back in execution. Give criminals more to fear for their actions. Give em something to think about before they pull the trigger so casually and then sit back on the states dime for twenty years.
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