A former Parker man has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder.
Larson Namow Burns, 29, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 180 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for strangling a male victim in January 2018 and inflicting “several blows with a blunt object”, according to a Justice Department press release.
The victim’s full name was not released. Both men were members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes and the murder happened on the reservation.
According to court records reviewed by the Parker Pioneer, Burns strangled the victim in his home using video cables, using a metal rod to twist the cables around his neck. He used a blunt object to hit the victim multiple times in the head, according to the documents.
A toxicology report indicated methamphetamine use at the time of the murder.