Man Pleads Guilty to Weed Smuggling Double Homicide

Jack Larkin mugshot

A Weld County man faces up to 60 years in prison for his role in a 2015 double homicide in rural WeldCounty. 

Jack Larkin, 39,  pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree murder, after he and his half-brother, Samuel Pinney, planned a marijuana-smuggling killing that left two Oklahoma men dead in October of 2015.

In June, a jury convicted Pinney of two counts of first-degree murder.  He was sentenced to life in prison. Investigators believe Larkin and Pinney set up a fake drug deal to lure Joshua Foster to Colorado to buy marijuana to sell in Oklahoma. Larkin and Pinney planned to rob Foster and kill him. Foster’s friend, Zach Moore, who was also from Oklahoma, was with Foster at the time of the fake deal and was also killed.

After the murder, the two defendants left the victims’ bodies scorched in a flaming truck in rural WeldCounty.

A sentencing hearing for Larkin is scheduled for September 27 at 1:30 p.m.

As part of the plea agreement, each count of second-degree murder carries with it a possible prison sentence of 25 to 30 years.

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