In October of 1968, Alfred Barnes was shot and killed in a remote field in Pennsylvania. His car was stolen and was later found abandoned in New Jersey. The case went cold for years until 2013, when investigators tracked down Richard Keiper, who was living in Texas. Keiper was on the suspect list in 1971 but for unclear reasons, he was never tracked down and questioned. When he finally was questioned, he confessed to the murder claiming that it was self-defense. Bethlehem Steel employee's murder case went cold after alleged killer joined traveling carnival Keiper told two versions of what happened with Barnes. In both, Barnes offered him a ride. One version includes a third man named "Steve", who came up with the plan to rob Barnes. Keiper maintained that he acted in self-defense but enough evidence was presented to demonstrate that this did not happen. Keiper was convicted of first degree murder in July of 2015 and will be sentenced in October. Jury finds Keiper guilty in 1968 Chestnuthill Twp. killing Victim's nephew testifies in 1968 Chestnuthill killing Man convicted of murder in Bethlehem Steel company worker's 1968 death Picture below is of Barnes, taken sometime during the 1950's.