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Claysburg Man Sentenced to State Prison for Killing Brother


A Claysburg man will spend six to 15 years in state prison for causing the death of his brother in 2021.

Bedford County court records show that Larry M. Claar, in a plea agreement with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, pleaded guilty on May 26 to a first-degree felony count of voluntary manslaughter in exchange for the negotiated sentence. Felony charges of first- and third-degree murder and aggravated assault along with misdemeanor counts of tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse were dismissed.

Claar was charged in July 2021 with killing his brother, Michael Claar, 46,...

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