A grand jury has indicted a man accused of killing a Goshen woman after she encouraged his girlfriend to break up with him.
Kenneth Carpenter, 54, of Lempster, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of Edith "Pen" Meyer who went missing on Feb. 23, according to Senior Assistant Attorney General Will Delker.
Authorities accuse Carpenter of murdering Meyer because she helped Carpenter's girlfriend get a restraining order against him and advised her to stay away from him.
Court records show Sandra Merritt, 45, broke off an 11-month affair with Carpenter in November, then accused him of stalking her.
Carpenter repeatedly blamed Meyer for meddling in letters, confrontations and phone conversations, court documents show.