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Allegany County Murders: Updates on two horrific killings


2019 murder in Clarksville and 2020 killing in Allen

Michael T. Baldwin Reports,

Billy Larson killed his parents and set fire to the family home in 2019

A trial date has been set for the teenager accused of killing his parents at their home on Courtney Hollow Road November 21, 2019. The Clarksville teenager accused of killing his parents and then torching their home is indicted 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, then 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. 

Time to turn on the heat and call Tim Shea!

Phillip M. Farren killed and dismembered his wife in 2020

It is unknown when Phillip M. Farren of Buffalo will return to an Allegany County courtroom. The man is accused of murdering and dismembering his wife at a home on Holdridge Road in the Town of Allen. On April 24, 2020, he was charged by Amity-based Troopers with second-degree murder and first-degree Manslaughter. According to the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at the time, Farren had allegedly shot and killed the victim and was in the process of dismembering the victim’s body when Troopers arrived on scene.

Farren last appeared in court March 29, 2021 for an attorney conference to establish a scheduling order. Judge Terry Parker is hearing the case.

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