Three people accused of murdering Aspen, Colo. socialite Nancy Pfister are due to appear in court today.
William Styler III and his wife, Nancy Styler, were arrested March 3 on charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in Pfister’s case.
On February 6, Pfister posted a message on Facebook seeking a tenant for her home, stating that Carpenter would assist potential tenants.
“Kathy carpenter from alpine Bank will show anyone interested the ropes, watering greenhouse, Gabe’s stuff, etc. Very easy to contact me via email, thanks in advance!!!,” she wrote.
Pfister was the daughter of the late Betty and Art Pfister, who co-founded the Buttermilk ski area west of town that’s hosted the Winter X Games multiple times.
Pfister, 57, was found dead in her mountain chalet Feb. 26.
Pfister had been renting her home to the Stylers while on a trip to Australia, officials said.
In January, Pfister posted a complaint on her Facebook wall: “I’d like to stay in Australia but the people that were supposedly taking care of my house are not doing what they said they would do and they’re not paying rent and they haven’t paid utilities.”
She returned to Aspen and her body was discovered four days later.
Carpenter is being held in the Pitkin County Jail without bond, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.
The Stylers were formally charged today at 10:30 a.m. MT, and Carpenter will appear before the court for an advisement hearing at 3 p.m. MT.
Juliana Pfister told ABC News she couldn’t believe someone would kill her fun-loving mother because of an alleged rent dispute.
“How could someone just be so angry that they got kicked out of a house?” Juliana Pfister said. “There’s got to be something more. It’s hard to understand that.”
The Stylers have been held without bond. At their first hearing, attorneys for the Stylers waived formal advisement of the charges of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
Pfister’s autopsy report is incomplete and all records in the case have been sealed.
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