The picture of Gayla Sue Price printed on T-shirts worn by her family members in Kern County Superior Court evoked a memory far different than the indignant and somber atmosphere at Monday’s arraignment of the man charged in her death.

Price, 66, aimed her carefree smile over her shoulder while spinning away in those swinging chairs at the Kern County Fair. A photographer caught her blond hair streaked with pink ruffling in the calm afternoon breeze.

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