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Short Takes: Man Charged in Kinison Incident

From Times Wire Services
Originally printed in The Los Angeles Times
Monday, June 25, 1990

A man who allegedly attacked comedian Sam Kinison’s girlfriend in the comic’s Hollywood Hills home was charged today with three counts of rape and two other related felonies.

The district attorney’s office charged Unway L. Carter, 22, with three counts of rape and one count each of rape with a foreign object and forcible oral copulation.

Carter was to be arraigned later today in Los Angeles Municipal Court. He is charged with raping Kinison’s girlfriend last Thursday in the comic’s Hollywood Hills home. After the alleged sexual assault, the victim picked up a .44-caliber revolver and fired four shots at her attacker, but missed.

Kinison was home asleep during the incident, police said.

Carter, who is 6 feet, 5 inches tall and weighs 300 pounds, met Kinison the night before and was possibly acting as a bodyguard for the comic, police said.