Man Murders Daughter’s Boyfriend, Marries Her After

A 55-Year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his daughter’s boyfriend, raping and marrying her later on.

The registered s*x offender dad who married his daughter Amanda McClure, 31, had pleaded guilty in July.

His daughter also confessed to killing Thomas and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

Larry has since been charged first-degree murder.

The mother of the deceased, Karen Smith, condemned Larry at his sentencing on Thursday in McDowell County Circuit Court.

Speaking directly to him, she said: “You and your two kids are going straight to hell! To marry your own daughter, that’s low-down.

“In my book, all three of you need to die! You don’t deserve to be on this earth breathing.

“I’m gonna live to see you or one of your kids die before I go. Who gave y’all the right to play God?”

Larry admitted to helping Amanda kill her boyfriend by smashing a wine bottle over his head and injecting him with crystal meth.

McDowell County Circuit Court Judge Ed Kornish said in court this week: “This was not a single violent act, it was a conscious decision.

“You tortured this man for three days before you killed him.”

The killing took place on February 14, 2019, at a West Virginia home they were renting out.

The duo, along with Amanda’s sister Anna Marie Choudhary, 32, of Boone, North Carolina – who is still facing murder charges, is alleged to have murdered Thomas by striking him with a wine bottle, tying him up, injecting two vials of methamphetamine into him, and then strangling him on Valentine’s Day last year.

Larry claimed it was Amanda’s idea to kill Thomas and he went along with it.

Thomas’ body was found several months later in a shallow grave near the Skygusty residence.

On September 24, 2019, West Virginia State Police officials made the grizzly discovery of Thomas’ remains following the disclosure by Larry as to his whereabouts.

In a November 4, 2019 letter Larry confessed to the court his involvement in the crime and provided details that led to the arrest of his daughters.

Larry was arrested on a registry offense when he told police where they could find McGuire’s body.

 

By: Naa Ayorkor Laryea

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