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Shelley man enters plea after hiding grandmother’s death

Harley Howell
Harley Howell

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - A Shelley man who hid his grandmother's dead body for five years agreed to a plea deal in Bingham County court Tuesday.

Harley Howell told authorities he got into an argument with Naoma Ware in October 2014 and shoved her to the floor. He found her dead body the next day.

According to court documents, Howell moved her body several times and finally buried her in his back yard.

In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped a second felony charge of abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult.

Howell will appear for sentencing before Judge Darren Simpson on April 13.

Under Idaho statute, he could face up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

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  1. “In exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors dropped a second felony charge of abuse or neglect of a vulnerable adult.”
    “Under Idaho statute, he could face up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.”
    Um hmmm. SURE he does. 😉

  2. Good point Thomas,this guy would have a hard time coming up with $5.00 let alone $50 grand. It would be instresting to know the percentage of fines actually collected by cities counties States and federal government in criminal cases,?🤔

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