- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Nevada prison inmate has been extradited to Utah to face aggravated murder charges in the 2011 shooting deaths of a retired couple killed during a two-state crime spree, authorities said Tuesday.

Sanpete County prosecutor Brody Keisel said he plans to seek the death penalty against Logan McFarland, who was booked into the county jail Friday.

McFarland, 27, faces six felonies, including aggravated murder and burglary, in the deaths of Leroy Fullwood, 70, and his wife, Dorothy, 69. Their bodies were found in their home in the small central Utah town of Mount Pleasant in December 2011.

Hours after their deaths, McFarland and girlfriend Angela Hill, 28, shot a woman in the head in a botched carjacking attempt outside a West Wendover casino just over the border in Nevada, more than 200 miles away. She survived, and the couple were arrested in the Nevada desert three days after the Fullwoods were found dead.

“You don’t expect this type of thing to happen anywhere,” Keisel said. “The community has clearly been concerned.”

Police connected the two crimes with a Dell Taco receipt for fast food paid for with Leroy Fullwood’s credit card in a car the couple stole in Santaquin, according to charging documents. Investigators found other items stolen from the Fullwood home, including a turquoise necklace Leroy Fullwood made for his wife, left by the couple in the trunk of a friend’s car, court documents state.

Prosecutors in Utah filed the murder charges against McFarland after he was sent to the Ely State Prison in Nevada for to up to 56 years on six felonies, including kidnapping, robbery and car theft.

The Nevada Supreme Court rejected an appeal of his kidnapping conviction last month, dismissing arguments that his girlfriend was responsible for the theft.

Hill was sentenced to 30 years in prison after testifying against McFarland in Nevada.

No attorney was listed for McFarland in Utah court records Tuesday, but his Nevada attorney has said McFarland’s methamphetamine use clouded his judgment.

McFarland is scheduled to make his first court appearance in the Utah case Feb. 11.

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