Provo man sentenced to life in prison in assault turned deadly

Provo man sentenced to life in prison in assault turned deadly


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PROVO — A man who was hired to beat Provo a man and ultimately left him dead has been sentenced to life in prison.

Found guilty in February of aggravated murder, Danny Leroy Logue, 49, was sentenced last week to life in prison without parole. Additional sentences of one to 15 years were handed down on charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and obstructing justice.

Logue will serve the sentences consecutively, 4th District Judge Derek Pullan ruled.

Logue and another man, Darrell Wayne Morris, 41, had been contracted to beat Purcell up over a disputed debt. Morris pleaded guilty in July 2014 to manslaughter and obstructing justice, second-degree felonies; and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.


Yuri Sanchez Lara, 35, the man who paid Logue and Morris an ounce of methamphetamine for the attack, pleaded guilty in October 2012 to manslaughter, a second-degree felony; and four counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a drug-free zone, a first-degree felony.

Purcell, 32, was found on the front porch of his Provo home, 541 S. 300 East, on the morning of May 16, 2011, with a gunshot wound to his head. Police said Lara contacted Morris "a couple days" prior to the shooting to talk about the assault on Purcell.

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