Amanda Fannin sentenced, talks about role in double murder case

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

JOHNSON CO., Ky. (WKYT) - Her ex-boyfriend admitted he killed his parents and on Friday, an eastern Kentucky woman was sentenced for her role in the crime.

Last month, Amanda Fannin plead guilty to hindering prosecution in Johnson County.

Friday morning, a judge sentenced Amanda Fannin to three years behind bars for her role in the double murder of Larry and Sandara Blanton.

After the hearing, we spoke with Fannin from the courthouse for the first time about the outcome of the case.

Amanda Fannin's attorney says she was stuck in the middle of an impossible situation--- trying to decide what to do with what she knew about the double murder of Larry and Sandara Blanton.

“I sat and prayed and asked myself over and over. It was one of those situations where I was damned if I do and damned if I don't,” Fannin told us.

What she eventually decided to do was come clean by admitting to police that she knew Willie Blanton had killed his parents.

“Something was wrong with him. You just don’t go do that. You just don’t.”

Fannin then led police to the location of their bodies which were buried behind the couple's Johnson County farm.

Now that she and Willie Blanton have been formally sentenced, Fannin says she finally has a sense of closure.

While Fannin will spend the next two years of her life behind bars, Willie Blanton is currently serving two life sentences without parole for the murder of his parents.

Amanda Fannin will get credit for the 290 days she has already served in jail. Fannin’s attorney says she will be eligible for parole soon and she hopes to be reunited with her kids.

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