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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mtnviewian

Lincoln, NE

#102 Jun 26, 2008
friend wrote:
<quoted text>
Who are you to say what is right and wrong? You didn't even know Kagen so who are you to say how he was? Do you think he was just strung out all the time and bad or something? What would you think about it if it had been your child or father or friend? I bet you'd have a totally different opinion. You would be devestated. You wouldn't be like "oh..well...my child was murdered only because he was on drugs...he was such a bad person just because drugs were involved...blah blah blah...." you need to shut ur damn mouth u stupid bitch.
By the way, you should probably attend some anger management classes or something. If you havent noticed, none of this would have happened if it werent for drugs. If I were the prosecuting attorney I would call you in as my prime witness. I mean, you do have all of your "facts" 100% straight dont you? Hell, you must have been there. And if you couldn't tell, I was being sarcastic, you dumbass.
friend

Mountain View, AR

#103 Jun 29, 2008
If I'm such a dumbass..y don't you let me know your name and we'll see how much of a dumbass I really am bitch.
jess

Mountain View, AR

#104 Jun 29, 2008
you know i have said my share of opinions on this matter no kagen wasnt a bad person he just made some bad decisions along the way we all miss him alot and i think it is about time we stop arguing over this and let kagen rest in peace kagen wouldnt want all of this and i think everyone who has something bad to say should just keep it to yourselves
mtnviewian

Lincoln, NE

#105 Jul 2, 2008
lol please fool even if i did give you my name all you would ever do is keep on talking shit and never do anything about it. i know how the game works around mtn view, enough to know that everyones willing to start something but when it comes time to take care of business no one is willing to step up. stop embarrassing yourself. ya dumbass lol
friend

Mountain View, AR

#106 Jul 2, 2008
U can say what u want. It doesn't bother me. Kagen was my friend and that is all i care about. I really miss him and wish bad things for the 3. I just want to defend him because he isn't here to defend himself. I have known Kagen my whole life and was really close to him. I'm still really close with his mom but that still doesn't take the pain away. So I'm sorry if you thought that I was just wanting something to bitch at cuz that is not it at all. I just want Kagen to be defended becuz if you really knew him at all you would know he brought a smile to everyone's faces and he sure as hell didn't deserve to die. Anyway,.
fellow classmate

Port Orange, FL

#107 Jul 17, 2008
thanks mtnviewian. i think the death penalty is getting it easy. they need to rot in prison til there buttholes can fit there own damn heads in them. mark blackford is the main fuck who wanted kagen gone. he was just as much involved as everyone else. i understand it's arkansas law, but i just wish vengeance could be served eye for an eye.
samantha

Mountain View, AR

#108 Aug 11, 2008
first off, you need to know your facts before you start running your f****** mouth... obviously Mark Blackford did kill kagen. You dont know what the heck happened so if i was you id shut it up.... when you get on drugs. you totally change. I went to highschool with mark and i will agree he was sweet.. but when you have been on dope for so long your perception of things changes.. so let your little not knowing self sit there and say he didnt do crap but if you would get your head out of the sky and realize HE IS IN JAIL..... what for THE MURDER OF KAGEN message me back if you want but until then like i said shut your f***** mouth.... thanks!
a friend of kagens

Mountain View, AR

#109 Aug 11, 2008
first off lil bitch. Mark obviously killed kagen or why do you think his dumbass is in jail... if the court system dont do its justice someone in this town will. Mark was nothing but a low life and a drug head who got pissed one night because kagen did some wrong actions but until you knew kagen and knew that he didnt deserve anything close to that... you keep it closed... Mark was the first one to incinuate pain upon kagen..
kagens cousin

Tulsa, OK

#110 Aug 18, 2008
ok even if the 3 guys that murdered kagen dont get the death penalty....karma will do its job and they will eventually get the same punishment that they gave kagen...

and yes the pain is still here everytime i look at kagens picture or i think of him i cry...i kno i wasnt that close to him but it still hurt just as bad....i hope people learned the hard way and stay off of drugs and i hope its a big wake up call i kno it was 4 me....

R.I.P

we stiil miss u and we love you...
Kagens Friend

Mountain View, AR

#111 Aug 21, 2008
Lack of Info wrote:
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.
The best thing to do to get the facts is go to www.stonecountyleader.com and type in Kagen's name.
Kagens Friend

Mountain View, AR

#112 Aug 21, 2008
taxpayerstudent wrote:
I just want to know if anyone realizes that both sides of these families hurt not just the victims. This is a sad day for anyone who is a member of the offenders family as well. We are going through tough times to. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been hurt by this ordeal. please let the justice system do it's job and bring comfort and justice to everyone.
Just a little bit of information for you, the 3's family that did this, still get to see them. Maybe just on sunday but that is what happens when you break the law. The families of blackford, tidwell,and carpenter can drive down to the free ride these 3 are on with 3 square meals a day cable tv and a rec room that they can use whenever they want to, they can be hugged and told that they are loved, and missed. On the other hand Kagen's son or family will NEVER get to hug him or say how much they love him, they will never get to pick up the phone and hear Kagen's voice on the other end he will NEVER get to take his son fishing, or be there for any MILESTONES in his son's life. If these 3 dont get the death penalty, they still get the opporunity to see their children grow up in pictures. Kagen was a VERY good person who made some bad decisions, but NOBODY deserves to die like that!!! It is wrong that these three got to be the jury, judge and excutioner of a WONDERFUL life that they did not even know. I hope they hear Kagen begging for his life EVERY NIGHT BEFORE THEY FALL ASLEEP AND THE FIRST THING EVERY MORNING WHEN THEY WAKE UP !!!!!!! Justice will PREVAIL!!!
interested party

United States

#113 Aug 22, 2008
Don't even bring the families of the 3 accussed into this. My son may get too see his daddy on Sundays but do you think that seeing david lessens the pain felt by my son. I am truly sorry for your loss but leave the innocent families out of it.
Kagens Friend wrote:
<quoted text> Just a little bit of information for you, the 3's family that did this, still get to see them. Maybe just on sunday but that is what happens when you break the law. The families of blackford, tidwell,and carpenter can drive down to the free ride these 3 are on with 3 square meals a day cable tv and a rec room that they can use whenever they want to, they can be hugged and told that they are loved, and missed. On the other hand Kagen's son or family will NEVER get to hug him or say how much they love him, they will never get to pick up the phone and hear Kagen's voice on the other end he will NEVER get to take his son fishing, or be there for any MILESTONES in his son's life. If these 3 dont get the death penalty, they still get the opporunity to see their children grow up in pictures. Kagen was a VERY good person who made some bad decisions, but NOBODY deserves to die like that!!! It is wrong that these three got to be the jury, judge and excutioner of a WONDERFUL life that they did not even know. I hope they hear Kagen begging for his life EVERY NIGHT BEFORE THEY FALL ASLEEP AND THE FIRST THING EVERY MORNING WHEN THEY WAKE UP !!!!!!! Justice will PREVAIL!!!
kagens cus

Tulsa, OK

#114 Aug 24, 2008
we thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
we thought about you yesterday
and days before that too
we think of you in silence
we often speak your name
now all we have is memories
and your picture in a frame
your memory is a keep sake
with which we'll never part
God has you in his keeping
We have you in our hearts..
R.I.P
with love
Kagen's cousin
A dear Friend

United States

#115 Sep 9, 2008
friend wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, You may be Kagen's cousin, but your information isn't exactly correct. Whether or not 1 stayed at the top of the hill, they are all guilty. They all knew what was going on. It was premeditated murder. It is that simple. They had this whole thing planned and knew exactly what the reason for going out on Parma Road was. Also, they did not buy a chemical to burn him from Wal-Mart. They poured very little battery acid on him. It wasn't even enough to stain his shirt hardly. I just wanted you to know that you need to get your facts straight before you post them.
It wasn't battery acid so YOU need to get your facts straight!!!!!!!!!! Everyone on her keeps talking like they know. AND THEY DON"T!!! I've been to see the person that knows what happened and for your information it wasn't Mark that killed Kagen. But unfortunately he was there. I'm truly sorry for everyone's loss in this situation. But the people that are not involved need to stay out of it! And stop running their mouths! Justice will get served for the people that deserve it and God will make sure that the right people get what they deserve.
A dear Friend

United States

#117 Sep 9, 2008
keeps talking like they know. AND THEY DON"T!!! I've been to see the person that knows what happened and for your information it wasn't Mark that killed Kagen. But unfortunately he was there. I'm truly sorry for everyone's loss in this situation. But the people that are not involved need to stay out of it! And stop running their mouths! Justice will get served for the people that deserve it and God will make sure that the right people get what they deserve. Also on Mark's defense, He was told, Quote " If you do not help us with this your next!!!" What would any of you do in this situation???? Noone knows until you are in it. Yes they went there to beat him up for some money that he owed them and refused to pay. But it was only to beat him up not to kill him then I won't say who but one of them was cut by Kagen defending himself and then that person took it too far. Steven ran up and got Mark and said that their was a problem so he went down there and that's when he saw Kagen He tried to go back to the van but they told him if he didn't help he was next. Granted none of them should have been there in the first place, But that's what drugs will do to you. Again, Justice will get served to all that deserve it, including Mark. Again my condolences to Kagen's family my heart goes out to you! And you are in my prayers every night.
lil sis of carpenter

Columbia, MO

#118 Sep 17, 2008
i completely agree i am stevens little sister and we had a rough childhood and you know it does not help when your own mom abandons you and does not even care take it from someone who knows.
haley wrote:
im stevens step daughter....... yes lifes were ruiend and im sorry 4 that i kno its been months but im sure the pains still there ..... my apolagies
taxpayerstudent

Richmond, VA

#119 Oct 13, 2008
Yes, I agree whoever the guilty party is should get the punishment that they have coming to them. I will keep you and everyone involved in my thoughts and prayers. Hopefully the justice system will do their job and bring closure to your family and mine. God bless you.
Kagens Friend wrote:
<quoted text> Just a little bit of information for you, the 3's family that did this, still get to see them. Maybe just on sunday but that is what happens when you break the law. The families of blackford, tidwell,and carpenter can drive down to the free ride these 3 are on with 3 square meals a day cable tv and a rec room that they can use whenever they want to, they can be hugged and told that they are loved, and missed. On the other hand Kagen's son or family will NEVER get to hug him or say how much they love him, they will never get to pick up the phone and hear Kagen's voice on the other end he will NEVER get to take his son fishing, or be there for any MILESTONES in his son's life. If these 3 dont get the death penalty, they still get the opporunity to see their children grow up in pictures. Kagen was a VERY good person who made some bad decisions, but NOBODY deserves to die like that!!! It is wrong that these three got to be the jury, judge and excutioner of a WONDERFUL life that they did not even know. I hope they hear Kagen begging for his life EVERY NIGHT BEFORE THEY FALL ASLEEP AND THE FIRST THING EVERY MORNING WHEN THEY WAKE UP !!!!!!! Justice will PREVAIL!!!
richard blackford

Greeley, CO

#120 Oct 21, 2008
I am mark blackfords brother. this is what happens when u do meth so long that paranoia takes u over! i knew futrell and i know david and steven and i know that david tidwell is on his second murder charge. i love my brother to death but the one thing in the world that i hate, is the fact that he was involved with the murder of one of his friends. i wasnt there and i dont know 100 percent what happened but i do know that the root cause was !!!!!methamphetamines!!!!! if they had all been working a job and not been on drugs they would all have never met! so think about what the word "meth" really means because for me it took away a good friend and my brother! but let it be known that the stone county sherriffs office knew of the whole thing before it happened and they waited to do n e thing based on the fact that they thought it was stemming higher than what it was:a fight over money. they thought it was a huge drug ring that they had sniffed across and it was a simple small town feud that meth took over. i could have been prevented and it was allowed because of ignorance. mountain view is trouble!! the lies and corruption run deep and it is all over money!!!!!!!!!!
richard blackford

Greeley, CO

#121 Oct 21, 2008
and if kegan had not of been trying to be a f***ing drug dealer and stayed home with his boy and got a job he would not be dead!!!! point blank!!!! i care i really do im not a person to say hateful things but david killed kegan when he was trying to rob him they wanted his money and mark didnt even know it had happened until they got back to the van so all of u who speculate and dont fuckin know, shut up and stay out of it because it was just about the money and drugs what happened is horrible but u know what if kegans mom had been a mother and mark had stayed out of drugs and steven had went to school and david had went to the millitary if if if ..... it fuckin happened and oh "well you get to see your brother and i cant see kegan because he is dead" this is not a pitty party they were all involved in illegal production trafficing and distribution of a drug that is well known to do exactly what it did ruin alot of peoples lives and they were all aware of this so it is not on any"one" it is on all of them
interested party

United States

#122 Oct 22, 2008
for your information David is not on a second murder charge! I don't know where you got that information. and David was in the military for quite some time. before you go running your mouth you need to have all your facts straight!!!!! were you there when keagan was murdered????? if not shut your mouth. you know nothing more about it than joe blow off the streets. i am by no way defending these boys but god damn it mark was there and is just as much to blame as david or steven. they all three deserve the same death.
richard blackford wrote:
and if kegan had not of been trying to be a f***ing drug dealer and stayed home with his boy and got a job he would not be dead!!!! point blank!!!! i care i really do im not a person to say hateful things but david killed kegan when he was trying to rob him they wanted his money and mark didnt even know it had happened until they got back to the van so all of u who speculate and dont fuckin know, shut up and stay out of it because it was just about the money and drugs what happened is horrible but u know what if kegans mom had been a mother and mark had stayed out of drugs and steven had went to school and david had went to the millitary if if if ..... it fuckin happened and oh "well you get to see your brother and i cant see kegan because he is dead" this is not a pitty party they were all involved in illegal production trafficing and distribution of a drug that is well known to do exactly what it did ruin alot of peoples lives and they were all aware of this so it is not on any"one" it is on all of them

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