Paul D. Cramm

Kansas attorney general’s office to handle Parsons quadruple homicide case

PARSONS, Kan. – The criminal prosecution of a man suspected of killing a young mother and her 3 children will be handled by the Kansas attorney general’s office.

On Tuesday, 22-year-old David Cornell Bennett Jr. was taken into custody in the southeast Kansas City of Independence. He is being held on $5 million bail.

According to the AG’s office, the Labette County attorney requested the agency to handle the case.

Bennett has not been formally charged in the killings of 29-year-old Cami Umbarger and her children. One was 9-year-old Hollie Betts; the other two were 6-year-old Jaxon Betts and 4-year-old Averie Betts. On Monday night, the dead bodies of Umbarger and her children were discovered at their home in Parsons.

It is not confirmed if Bennett has a lawyer.

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This practice has been exclusively devoted to all levels of criminal defense from misdemeanor offenses in municipal court to felony matters in the Federal courts of Kansas and the Western District of Missouri. Paul D. Cramm is qualified to provide defense in Capital and Death Penalty cases.