Man takes plea deal in arson-for-hire case

Tony Webster

Associated Press
RAWLINS, Wyo.-The man who’s been sentenced in a murder-for-hire case is taking a plea deal for his part in burning down the same co-defendant’s house.

The Rawlins Daily Times reports 31-year-old Eric Farrar pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to commit second-degree arson.

Prosecutors agreed to drop three arson-related charges against Farrar in exchange for the plea and his testimony against Ryan Brown, the man he said hired him to burn the home down.

A sentencing date was not set.

Prosecutors say Brown also hired Farrar to kill a man he suspected was having an affair with his wife. Farrar took a plea deal and was sentenced to four to nine years in prison for conspiring to manufacture an improvised explosive device in that case.