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Michael T. Baldwin Reports: Update on William “Billy” Larson Jr. murder trial. Updated

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Appearances in Allegany County court remain pending for a Clarksville teenager accused of killing his parents and then torching their home on Cortney Hollow Road on November 21, 2019. William “Billy” Larson Jr., who was 17 at the time is now age 19.

An Allegany County Grand Jury indicted the teen on two counts of second-degree murder as well as charges of attempted arson, two counts of concealment of a human corpse and three counts of tampering with physical evidence. In January 2019, Allegany County Public defender Barbara J. Kelley, representing the boy, said “we ask the public to afford Billy the presumption of innocence and let the facts unfold in a court of law.”

The teen, who had fled the scene, was later taken into custody after a 16-hour manhunt. The bodies of 67-year-old William Larson Sr. and 50-year-old Lisa Larson were discovered when Clarksville firefighters responded to a reported fire at the home. Larson remains an inmate at the Allegany County Jail. There is no bail.

Court officials confirmed to The Wellsville Sun Monday morning that “no decision on a future court appearance has been made from the judge. He remains in the Youth Part because the incident took place when he was 16 or 17 (per the legislation).”

UPDATE: WLEA has reported that, “Billy Larson Jr of Clarksville, the Allegany county teenage boy, who was accused of killing his parents back in 2019 when Larson was 17, is still currently in Allegany County Jail, without bail.  Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker is handling the case now.  Baker says he’s waiting for Larson’s new attorney representing Larson, to finish investigating the double homicide case.”

Court officials in Belmont also confirmed today that Larson’s name and photo are a matter of public record. 

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