E-Edition

JOB OPENING FOR OFFICE MANAGER

The Sanpete Messenger

Larry McFarland pleads guilty to accomplice charge

Larry McFarland pleads guilty to accomplice charge

 

James tilson

Staff writer

3-2-2017

 

MANTI—Larry McFarland, brother of convicted murderer Logan McFarland, entered a change of plea last week as resolution of the Fullwood murders continued in 6th District Court,.

Larry McFarland was charged with being an accomplice to his brother in the murders of Woody and Ann Fullwood.

Specifically, he was charged with two felonies, obstruction of justice and possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person, and a misdemeanor count of altering the number on a handgun.

The terms of his agreement allowed him to plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge, while the felony charges were dismissed.

Sanpete County Attorney Brody Kiesel stated in court, “I am confident that the defendant has fulfilled his contract with my office.” But the exact nature of that contract was not revealed in court.

By pleading guilty, McFarland faced the possibility of up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

When Judge Marvin Bagley asked for a factual basis, Kiesel stated that McFarland had filed the serial numbers off a handgun that Loan McFarland had provided to him. According to Kiesel, that gun was not the murder weapon.

When Bagley ask McFarland if the facts were true, he admitted to those facts, but said, “I did it to get away from him (Logan). I was desperate. I would’ve done anything to get him out the door.”

Sentencing was set for April 5, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in the district court.