UPDATE: Daughter, who helped kill her boyfriend, then had sex with her father and later married him, pleads guilty

Amanda McClure

WELCH, WV (WOAY) – UPDATE Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 3 pm – A woman who helped kill her boyfriend and then had sex with her biological father has pled guilty.

Prosecuting Attorney Emily Miller tells WOAY that Amanda McClure pleaded guilty to the second-degree murder of John McGuire. McClure and her father killed her boyfriend by hitting him in the head, injecting him with methamphetamine, and strangling him.  After they murdered the boyfriend, McClure and her biological father had sex, and four weeks later married each other.

Anna Choudhary, the sister of Amanda McClure, is still awaiting her trial.

Amanda McClure will be sentenced on October 1, 2020, where she faces 10-40 years in prison.


WELCH, WV (WOAY) – Friday, July 17, 2020, at 11 am UPDATE: A father who helped kill her daughter’s boyfriend and then married her has pled guilty.

Prosecuting Attorney Emily Miller tells WOAY that Larry McClure Sr. pleaded guilty to the first-degree murder of John McGuire. Larry McClure Sr. wrote in a letter on November 4, 2019, that he participated in the death of McGuire. McGuire was hit in the head, injected with methamphetamine, and strangled.

Nearly four weeks after killing McGuire, Larry, and his daughter, Amanda McClure, who was McGuire’s girlfriend, married each other in Virginia, which is illegal.

Amanda McClure and her sister, Anna Choudhary, are still awaiting trial, which is set for July 27, 2020.

Larry McClure is scheduled to have a sentencing hearing on August 13, 2020.


UPDATE: November 18, 2019, at 10:50 am

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) – A suspect in the slaying of a Minnesota man whose remains were found in West Virginia has confessed in a letter to court officials, and documents show he married his daughter after the killing.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports 55-year-old Larry Paul McClure Sr. said in a November 4 letter that he participated in the killing of 38-year-old John Thomas McGuire of Minnesota, who was his daughter’s boyfriend. The letter goes into detail about how McGuire was hit in the head, injected with methamphetamine, and strangled.

McClure and his daughters, 31-year-old Amanda Michelle Naylor McClure and 32-year-old Anna Marie Choudhry have been charged with murder.

A criminal complaint says nearly four weeks after the slaying, Larry and Amanda McClure married each other. West Virginia State Police Trooper K.M. Saddler said additional charges could be filed.


UPDATE: October 15, 2019, at 11:20 am

WELCH, WV (WOAY) – Two more people have been charged with first-degree murder in McDowell County.

State Police say, Larry McClure, Amanda Naylor McClure, and Anna Choudhary murdered John McGuire. All three knowingly and willfully concealed the remains of Mr. McGuire in a shallow grave at Larry McClure’s home in Skygusty of McDowell County.

According to KSTP-TV, John McGuire was from Minnesota and didn’t have ties to McDowell County. Amanda Michelle Naylor McClure was John McGuire’s girlfriend, and her sister is Anna Marie Choudhry. Amanda’s father is Larry McClure, who was arrested on an unrelated charge of failure to register as a sex offender.

It is unknown why the four of them were in McDowell County back in February of this year.

According to police, after the murder of McGuire, Larry and his daughter, Amanda, did engage in sexual intercourse at home.

All three are currently in South Central Regional Jail.


UPDATE: October 8, 2019, at 11:15 am

WELCH, WV (WOAY) – New details have been released in the case of a body found in the Skygusty area of McDowell County.

On Monday, October 7, 2019, Anna Marie Choudhry was charged with the first-degree murder of John Thomas McGuire. According to court documents, Amanda Michelle Naylor McClure and Anna Marie Choudhry planned the murder.

McClure was arrested on an unrelated charge of failing to register as a sex offender. Choudhry is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, and concealment of a deceased human body. McClure is charged with concealment of a deceased human body.

Stay with WOAY News for further updates on this developing story.


WELCH, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia State Police have charged three people after the remains of a Minnesota man were found.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports McDowell County Magistrate Court records to show the body found in the Skygusty area was identified as John Thomas McGuire.

Sgt. C.K. McKenzie in Welch says 31-year-old Amanda Michelle Naylor McClure of Chisago City, Minnesota, and 32-year-old Anna Marie Choudhry of Lincoln County were charged with concealment of a deceased human body. McKenzie says a male suspect was arrested on an unrelated charge.

First Sgt. J.K. Cooper says the three suspects are related and that the victim did not have ties to McDowell County.

According to a criminal complaint, McGuire’s death occurred in February. His body was found on September 24.

McGuire’s hometown wasn’t immediately known.

*Note* Only Amanda McClure has a mugshot picture available at this time

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