Agreement to not charge leads police to bodies

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Associated Press

Posted on February 28, 2013 at 10:01 AM

OIL SPRINGS, Ky. (AP) — A person questioned by police in the disappearance of an eastern Kentucky couple has struck a deal that keeps her from being charged.

In return, Amanda Fannin told prosecutors what happened to Larry and Sandara Blanton.

WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/15kFYlw ) in Hazard obtained a copy of the document in which Fannin is given immunity unless there is proof that she took part in the slayings.

The station also reported the agreement would prevent the death penalty if the couple's son Willie Blanton is charged and convicted in their killings. Fannin is described as Willie Blanton's girlfriend.

The bodies of Blanton's parents were discovered in a shallow grave on their Johnson County farm five months after they disappeared.

Evidence in the killings will be presented to a grand jury in March.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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