A man accused of murder in Iowa may face the death penalty in Nebraska. Authorities in Council Bluffs are still giving few details about the death of 45-year-old Sally Kennedy at Bluffs Run RV park Sunday night. Kennedy was one operator of the Blues Amusement Carnival, a traveling attraction that was making its annual stop for a performance for military families at Offut Air Force Base in Omaha. Police charge that 48-year-old Michael Gunther of Illinois, who worked at the carnival, argued with Kennedy in her camper and then killed her. After that detectives say he crossed the Missouri River and went to an Offut housing unit where he killed 36-year-old Michael Zawodny, a carnival worker who was staying there. Zawodny’s autopsy was done Monday, Kennedy’s on Tuesday. While Iowa does not have the death penalty, Nebraska does, and capital punishment can be the sentence, if Gunther is charged and convicted there of first-degree murder.
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