Utah double-homicide suspect guilty of kidnapping, robbery theft in Nevada

The Associated Press

Published: February 9, 2014 06:59PM
Updated: February 9, 2014 10:22PM
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Kim Raff I The Salt Lake Tribune Angela Hill shows her broken teeth she claims were a result of Logan McFarland hitting her while she gives an interview during visiting hours at the Elko County Jail in Elko, Nevada on January 8, 2012.

Elko, Nev. • A suspect in a double-homicide in Utah has been convicted of kidnapping, robbery and theft in the shooting of a woman during a botched carjacking in Nevada in December 2011.

An Elko County jury found 26-year-old Logan McFarland guilty Thursday of six counts stemming from the attack outside a West Wendover casino. He faces up to life in prison in Nevada.

But Utah’s Sanpete County Attorney Brody Keisel said he expects McFarland to be returned there, and intends to file homicide charges against him in the slaying of 70-year-old Leroy Fullwood and his 69-year-old wife, Ann. They were found dead Dec. 31, 2011, at their home in Mt. Pleasant, Utah.

McFarland already faces a Utah burglary charge after police allegedly found him with guns and jewelry taken from the home.

An Elko sentencing date has not been set.