Man Jailed But Not Charged For Homicides

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

The Kansas attorney general’s office declined to say Tuesday what charges it was contemplating against David Cornell Bennett Jr., of Cherryvale. Labette County District Judge Robert Fleming set a Dec. 10 deadline for filing charges, and Bennett has a court appearance scheduled that day.

Fleming last week found probable cause to hold Bennett over the deaths of Cami Umbarger, 29, and her children. Their bodies were found in their Parsons home Nov. 25.

Bennett was arrested on Nov. 26 and is being held on $5 million bond.

Parsons attorney Shane Adamson has been appointed to represent Bennett and declined comment Tuesday.