Trooper Jonathan Biven
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 3, Bowling Green
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An Russellville, KY Man Charged on Several Charges
Date of News Release: 02/23/2006
(BOWLING GREEN, KY) - After twelve hours of deliberation the Logan County Jury found Robert Yell (age 28 of Russellville, KY) guilty of Arson 1st degree, Assault 1st degree, Manslaughter 2nd degree, Assault 4th, & persistent felony offender - 2nd degree.
Robert Yell set his house on fire September 11, 2004 after a domestic dispute between him & April Carpenter Davis, his girlfriend. The fire caused the death of 23 month old Cameron Carpenter & caused serious injury to 1 year old Sarah Lynn Yell.
Mr. Yell was lodged in the Logan County Jail where he will remain until final sentencing, which is set for March 23, 2006.