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Allegany County teen accused of murdering parents set to be arraigned in March

Posted at 12:52 PM, Feb 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 09:08:42-05

CLARKSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) — William Larson, Jr. the 17-year-old who was arrested and charged with double murder after allegedly killing his parents inside their Allegany County home in November, is set to be arraigned on multiple charges in March.

Larson was scheduled to appear in court on Monday, February 24th for arraignment.

The court has adjourned Larson's arraignment until March 17th at 1 p.m. at the request of Larson's attorney.

Prosecutors say the bodies of William Larson, Sr. and Lisa Larson were discovered following a fire at a house on Courtney Hollow Road, in Clarksville, on November 21, 2019.

According to the criminal complaint, Larson, Jr. allegedly shot and killed his mother and father on November 5.

Police have not said what happened between November 5 and November 21.

According to the complaint, Larson, Jr. made certain admissions while under arrest.

During interrogation Larson, Jr. told investigators his father shot and killed his mother and his father threw a knife at him. Larson, Jr. said he then shot and killed his father.

He also told authorities he started the house on fire-- calling it the "worst move I made in my life."

The 17-year-old was at the scene of the fire as firefighters were attempting to extinguish it, but left before police arrived. A manhunt followed and New York State Police were able to apprehend Larson after a day-long search.

Larson, Jr. was indicted earlier this month on two counts of murder in the second degree, attempted arson, two counts of concealment of a human corpse and three counts of tampering with physical evidence.