Carpenter charged with capitol murder

Carpenter charged with capitol murder

There are 214 comments on the The News story from Apr 4, 2008, titled Carpenter charged with capitol murder. In it, The News reports that:

A Fulton County man Steven Carpenter, 26, has been charged with capital murder in what authorities say is the brutal murder of a young Stone County man. via The News

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Lowell, AR

#1 Apr 5, 2008
We read up here that two Stone County Residents who lived on Oak Street in Mountain View, Arkansas were also charged with Capitol Murder of the young 19 y/o man. So, what is the real scoop?
Be straight, and get it all out there or nothing.
mtnviewian

Lincoln, NE

#2 Apr 5, 2008
steven carpenter, mark blackford, and a third (cant remember his name, david or something), are held for the murder of kagen futrell. the murder was drug related (dont know if they are reporting that yet) but i went to school with mark and kagen and know lots of other people who knew what was going on.....
mtnviewian

Lincoln, NE

#3 Apr 5, 2008
david tidwell is his name
Infostraightup

Lowell, AR

#4 Apr 5, 2008
mtnviewian wrote:
steven carpenter, mark blackford, and a third (cant remember his name, david or something), are held for the murder of kagen futrell. the murder was drug related (dont know if they are reporting that yet) but i went to school with mark and kagen and know lots of other people who knew what was going on.....
Thanks for informing us of the other two. I wonder why only one was reported out of the three?

“Mine”

Since: Mar 08

Mountain View, AR

#5 Apr 5, 2008
Infostraightup wrote:
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Thanks for informing us of the other two. I wonder why only one was reported out of the three?
Stone County Man Brutally Murdered, Three in Custody

Posted: March 31, 2008 12:21 PM EDT

Updated: March 31, 2008 02:34 PM EDT

MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR (KAIT)- A young man is found dead in Stone County in what police describe as a brutal murder.

Kagen Futrell, 19, a resident of Stone County, reportedly went missing between Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. His family reported him missing Thursday but it was late Friday that his body was discovered by investigators.

The young man was found beaten and stabbed to death in a wooded area off Parma Road.

Police have arrested three men in connection with the murder. 19-year old Michael Blackford and 34-year old David Tidwell, both Stone County residents, and 26-year old Steven Carpenter of Fulton County are all in custody.

The case will be turned over to the 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden for formal charges. No word yet on what those charges may be.

Police also believe that a white 1993 Ford minivan found within a few miles of the body may have been used in connection with the murder. The minivan was apparently stolen from the Pine Wood Cabins in Mountain View the same night that Futrell went missing.
Infostraightup

Lowell, AR

#6 Apr 5, 2008
memarcierenee wrote:
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Stone County Man Brutally Murdered, Three in Custody
Posted: March 31, 2008 12:21 PM EDT
Updated: March 31, 2008 02:34 PM EDT
MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR (KAIT)- A young man is found dead in Stone County in what police describe as a brutal murder.
Kagen Futrell, 19, a resident of Stone County, reportedly went missing between Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. His family reported him missing Thursday but it was late Friday that his body was discovered by investigators.
The young man was found beaten and stabbed to death in a wooded area off Parma Road.
Police have arrested three men in connection with the murder. 19-year old Michael Blackford and 34-year old David Tidwell, both Stone County residents, and 26-year old Steven Carpenter of Fulton County are all in custody.
The case will be turned over to the 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Don McSpadden for formal charges. No word yet on what those charges may be.
Police also believe that a white 1993 Ford minivan found within a few miles of the body may have been used in connection with the murder. The minivan was apparently stolen from the Pine Wood Cabins in Mountain View the same night that Futrell went missing.
Interesting, this is similar to what we read here in Eureka Springs, however, the 2 stone county men who were also apprehended and charged with murder were not mentioned in the initial news blog. Only the Fulton County man was noted. Why would someone who posted the initial article not mention the other two? Strange? I have heard Stone County keeps alot of secrets.

“Mine”

Since: Mar 08

Mountain View, AR

#7 Apr 5, 2008
Infostraightup wrote:
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Interesting, this is similar to what we read here in Eureka Springs, however, the 2 stone county men who were also apprehended and charged with murder were not mentioned in the initial news blog. Only the Fulton County man was noted. Why would someone who posted the initial article not mention the other two? Strange? I have heard Stone County keeps alot of secrets.
No clue. This is the only article that I've seen.
futrellscousin

United States

#8 Apr 6, 2008
i am Kagen's cousin and wanted to get everything straight. He was murdered out in the woods because of meth by these three men. 2 went out and actually murdered Kagen while the other stood watch. He was taken out to the woods thinking that the 3 men were to give him meth but actually murdered him. They beat him until he was begging for his life and then he was stabbed. the 3 men went to Wal mart to get some kind of chemical to burn him with and then they wrapped him up to destroy evidence and then buried him with his jaw cut out. He was formally buried on Arpil 3.

“Mine”

Since: Mar 08

Mountain View, AR

#9 Apr 6, 2008
futrellscousin wrote:
i am Kagen's cousin and wanted to get everything straight. He was murdered out in the woods because of meth by these three men. 2 went out and actually murdered Kagen while the other stood watch. He was taken out to the woods thinking that the 3 men were to give him meth but actually murdered him. They beat him until he was begging for his life and then he was stabbed. the 3 men went to Wal mart to get some kind of chemical to burn him with and then they wrapped him up to destroy evidence and then buried him with his jaw cut out. He was formally buried on Arpil 3.
Regardless of the reason, murder should not have happened. It's a terrible loss for your family and 3 other families have been destroyed because of it. You're all in a lot of thoughts and prayers.
tidwellsdaughter

United States

#10 Apr 7, 2008
I don't know my father that well and i'm sorry for everything that kagen and his family went through.My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I hope my father pays for what he did.
Travesty for all

Mountain View, AR

#11 Apr 8, 2008
futrellscousin wrote:
i am Kagen's cousin and wanted to get everything straight. He was murdered out in the woods because of meth by these three men. 2 went out and actually murdered Kagen while the other stood watch. He was taken out to the woods thinking that the 3 men were to give him meth but actually murdered him. They beat him until he was begging for his life and then he was stabbed. the 3 men went to Wal mart to get some kind of chemical to burn him with and then they wrapped him up to destroy evidence and then buried him with his jaw cut out. He was formally buried on Arpil 3.
Thanks for your clarification and guts it took to write what you have. The senseless acts of those who took your cousin's life are beyond that of any understanding except for those lower than life scumb bags who carried out the heinous acts.
One can only hope that they all receive 10 fold plus some for what they have done.
Travesty for all

Mountain View, AR

#12 Apr 8, 2008
tidwellsdaughter wrote:
I don't know my father that well and i'm sorry for everything that kagen and his family went through.My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I hope my father pays for what he did.
May the Love of God hold you.
May the Love of God protect you.
May the Love of God surround you.
Wherever you go, always know, God is with You.
I am sure you are extremely sorry for what has happened, your apology is heard by all who read, however, you have done nothing wrong.
Kagenscounsin

Westphalia, KS

#13 Apr 8, 2008
thanks for your support and those who support our family. I hate it when people just talk to talk. thats how rumors get started and everything really needs to be cleared especcially when it does come down to a family member. It hurts to see his his son whos not even 2 yet, and his brothers try and grieve with all of the rumors and things that are going around.
Kagenscounsin

Westphalia, KS

#14 Apr 8, 2008
tidwellsdaughter wrote:
I don't know my father that well and i'm sorry for everything that kagen and his family went through.My thoughts and prayers go out to you. I hope my father pays for what he did.
Sorry that you have to go through what you are going through. I would hate to be on that side of the road. I would want my dad to be put through the same thing that he put someone else through. And if you happen to talk to him ask him why he did this to my cousin please.
tidwellsdaughter

United States

#15 Apr 8, 2008
Kagenscounsin wrote:
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Sorry that you have to go through what you are going through. I would hate to be on that side of the road. I would want my dad to be put through the same thing that he put someone else through. And if you happen to talk to him ask him why he did this to my cousin please.
Thank you. I really don't know my father, but I will be writing him, and I will ask him why.
tidwellrelative

United States

#16 Apr 8, 2008
Our entire family is sorry that something of this magnitude has happened, this is not the norm at all for any of us. I am very sorry that my half brother is capable of doing such a horrible selfless act that affects more people than anyone can imagine. I am very very sorry for the poor man's family that died at these three's hands, but they will have thier judgement day. I have not been close to David in so long because of our differences. But, as of now he is dead to me and I am not the only one in our family that feels that way. Again, I apologize to Kagen's family and know that you are all in our prayers.
Kagenscounsin

Westphalia, KS

#17 Apr 10, 2008
Thanks again every one for your support. To me Kagen is still alive within our family. He has made a powerful impact on all of us and just because we can't see him physically doesn't mean we can't feel him. I feel him him every day and night. I see him in my dreams sometimes. Sometimes I dream that there is a 4th person who did this to him and not just the 3. I hope that this is not true and it is only just the 3.
IM ALSO KEGANS COUSIN

Evart, MI

#18 Apr 10, 2008
I THINK THE BOTTOM LINE IS... THERES A DRUG PROBLEM THERE!!AND THATS THE ONLY REASON THEY MURDERED HIM ITS ALL GOT TO DO WITH METH.THE DEVIL AND THE POLICE NEED TO GET A HOLD OF THE PEOPLE HE BOUGHT THAT OUNCE AND CUT THERE DAMN JAW OFF.IF YOU KNOW WHO IT IS I WILL HANDLE IT MYSELF.THIS TOOK IT TO FARE FOR ME AND MY PEOPLE.I MIGHT HAVE TO MAKE A TRIP,THIS REALLY HURT ME.THIS IS MY FAMILY!

Since: Apr 08

Kansas

#19 Apr 10, 2008
IM ALSO KEGANS COUSIN wrote:
I THINK THE BOTTOM LINE IS... THERES A DRUG PROBLEM THERE!!AND THATS THE ONLY REASON THEY MURDERED HIM ITS ALL GOT TO DO WITH METH.THE DEVIL AND THE POLICE NEED TO GET A HOLD OF THE PEOPLE HE BOUGHT THAT OUNCE AND CUT THERE DAMN JAW OFF.IF YOU KNOW WHO IT IS I WILL HANDLE IT MYSELF.THIS TOOK IT TO FARE FOR ME AND MY PEOPLE.I MIGHT HAVE TO MAKE A TRIP,THIS REALLY HURT ME.THIS IS MY FAMILY!
I totally agree with you. I hate the fact that they're just sitting there in jail and enjoying all of the tax payers money. They should be put through what they put Kagen through
mtnviewian

Lincoln, NE

#20 Apr 10, 2008
eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. does arkansas have a death penalty? actually i guess it doesnt matter cause it would be lethal injection anyways which would be a pretty easy way to die....we live in a fucked up government/world.

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