Prescott PD: Woman arrested in husband's 2002 murder

Jane Carpenter

Credit: Prescott Police Department

Jane Carpenter

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Updated Thursday, Nov 1 at 3:35 PM

PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- A woman suspected of killing her husband in Prescott a decade ago has been arrested in Indiana.

Prescott police said Jane Leslie Carpenter, 61, was taken into custody Monday morning and booked into LaPorte County Jail on one count of first-degree murder.

The murder occurred in the Yavapai Hills Subdivision in Prescott on June 4, 2002. Police said Brent Carpenter, 71, was found stabbed and beaten to death inside the home he shared with his wife. 

Prescott police investigators traveled to Indiana last weekend and worked with Indiana State Police officials to track down and apprehend Carpenter. 

Police said they will work with the Yavapai County Attorney's Office for her extradition back to Arizona.  

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