News, March 17th


Aspen—First degree murder charges have been filed against a couple
accused of killing lifelong Aspen resident Nancy Pfister.  65 year old
William Styler the Third and 62 year old Nancy Styler were formally
charged today in Pitkin County District Court with Pfister’s death.
A third suspect, Pfister’s property manager, 56 year old Katherine
Carpenter is facing murder charges as well.  She was taken into custody
over the weekend. Carpenter told authorities she found Pfister’s body
in an upstairs closet of the West Buttermilk home.  Pfister rented
the house to the Stylers but reportedly had to cut short
her trip to Australia because the couple failed to pay rent
or utilities. Pfister’s parents, the late Art and Betty Pfister,
co-founded the Buttermilk Ski Area.