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McClanahan Pleads Guilty To Murder

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At his arraignment this morning in 3rd District Court this morning,  former professional football player Anthony McClanahan pled guilty  to murdering his wife, Kari "KC" McClanahan in Park City last fall. 

47 year old Anthony McClanahan is facing 15 years to life in state prison for his guilty plea. In return for the plea, additional charges for use of a weapon and domestic violence will be dropped.  He will be sentenced April 29th by Judge Patrick Corum.

Last month, Summit County prosecutors brought a witness to the stand during a preliminary hearing who was McClanahan's cellmate at the Salt Like County jail. Michael Bell testified that McClanahan told him that he was the one who had killed his wife. Bell also testified that McClanahan was trying to use the football protocol concussion to try and play it like he had suffered memory problems and had cut himself the night of the murder to make it look like an attack had happened.

McClanahan was accused of killing his wife at the Park Regency hotel on Prospector Ave. November 2nd, 2017 where the couple was staying. Park City police reported that KC was found with multiple cuts to her neck and stab wounds.  McClanahan was seen crawling on the ground near the hotel. At the time, he claimed that two or three men had attacked his family. Police were unable to find anyone on the area matching the description of the men.

McClanahan was a football player at Washington State University and played professionally in the Canadian Football League.

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