Man says he killed woman met at counterculture gathering

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say a Florida man has confessed to killing a woman he met at the massive “Rainbow Family” counterculture gathering in a Georgia forest.

Elizabethtown police spokesman Chris Denham tells news outlets that 20-year-old Joseph Bryan Capstraw was charged with murder Saturday after a woman was found dead in a home. According to the arrest citation, Capstraw said he blacked out after arguing with the woman, and woke up to find her badly beaten, and multiple injuries to his hands.

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy M. Jarrard says the victim has been identified, but her name can’t be released yet.

The sheriff’s office says the pair hitchhiked from the 47th annual Rainbow Family of Living Light gathering in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

It’s unclear whether Capstraw has a lawyer.

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