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Angela Atwood changes plea to guilty on charges

Angela Atwood signs her plea agreement in 6th District Court on Wednesday, March 8.
Angela Atwood signs her plea agreement in 6th District Court on Wednesday, March 8.

 

Angela Atwood changes plea to guilty on charges

 

James Tilson

Staff writer

3-16-2017

 

MANTI—The last of the individuals who were with Logan McFarland near the time when he murdered LeRoy and Dorothea Fullwood in 2011 has pleaded guilty to charges related to the case.

Appearing in jail stripes, Angela Atwood, formerly known as Angela Hill, entered her change of plea last Wednesday, March 8 in the 6th District Court, pleading guilty to attempted robbery, a third-degree felony, and burglary, a second-degree felony.

Atwood was the woman who left Sanpete County with Logan McFarland the day after the murders and who participated with him in a crime spree that stretched from Utah County to Wendover, Nev.

In 2014, she was sentenced to up to 30 years in prison in Nevada. In 2015, she waived extradition and was returned to Utah to face charges related to the Fullwood murders. For most of the time since her return, she has been held in the Utah County Jail.

Before the court hearing, Atwood had reached an agreement with the county attorney’s office to plead guilty to two amended charges, attempted robbery and burglary.

Several other original charges were dismissed, including aggravated burglary and aggravated robbery, both first-degree felonies, and theft, a second-degree felony.

Judge Paul Lyman advised Atwood that the attempted robbery charge she did plead guilty to carried a potential sentence of 0-20 years in prison, while the amended burglary charge could lead to 1-15 years in prison.

Sanpete County Attorney Brody Kiesel explained Atwood’s part in the scheme. Sometime on Dec. 29, 2011 Atwood, along with Logan McFarland, Alison Boudreaux, and Damian Flores, determined to commit a robbery in Mt. Pleasant.

Atwood and Boudreaux drove McFarland to Mt. Pleasant to the Fullwood residence, and dropped him off there, Keisel said. McFarland then broke into the home where he stole several items and shot the couple to death.

Later, Keisel told the court, Atwood met with the others in Moroni, where McFarland distributed the items he had stolen to members of the group.

Judge Lyman explained to Atwood that since she had offered aid to McFarland while he committed the crime, she was just as guilty of the actions as he was. Atwood admitted that those facts were true, and Judge Lyman found her guilty of the charges.

Judge Lyman set sentencing for May 3  at 10:30 a.m.