Amanda Fannin sentenced, talks about double murder case

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email
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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - She defended her boyfriend, then gave him up, and now she will spend three years behind bars for her actions.

Amanda Fannin admitted to police that she knew Willie Blanton killed his parents, Larry and Sandara Blanton, last September and where he hid their bodies.

Friday she was sentenced for hindering the prosecution, and after nearly one year Amanda Fannin is finally telling her side of the story.

"To the family I apologize that it took me that long to get myself together and pull myself together to come to grips with reality," she said.

Earlier this year she admitted to police she knew all along that Willie Blanton killed his parents, but she says accepting that was the hard part.

"I talked to God every night for a while and finally just decided if this was my family I would want to know," she said.

Fannin says it is hard for her to explain everything that was going through her mind over the past year, but she says right now all she is focused on is serving her time and moving forward with her family.

"The day that I talked to my attorney and told him about the situation a burden was lifted then," Fannin said.

Willie Blanton accepted guilt and is serving two life sentences for the murders.

Fannin says even though she knows it is reality, it is still hard for her to imagine.

"When I found out how it happened I just, you know I can't picture this monster that everybody thinks he is, still yet," she said.

But why did she cover it up for him in the beginning? She says it was fear.

"I really don't know if I was scared for him, scared for me," she said.

Now she says she has admitted guilt for her part in the crime and plans to serve her time.

"I've been down a while. I'm hoping to move up, put this all behind me, pretend it's all a bad dream," said Fannin.

Fannin was sentenced to three years for hindering the prosecution with credit for 290 days served.

Her attorney says she will be eligible for parole soon.

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