Second man sentenced for plot to murder Boone Co grandparents

Jared Bears

A second man is sentenced for attempting to murder an elderly Boone County couple.

Jared Bears, 21, of Buckner, pleaded down last November to conspiracy to steal a motor vehicle and failure to appear in court.  He was sentenced Monday to five years supervised probation.

Bears' accomplice, Brian Kelley, 22, of Columbia, is already serving a ten-year prison term for his part in the crime.

It was on New Years Eve of 2017 when the pair attempted to murder Kelley's grandparents.  Court documents show that as Kelley was attempting to choke one of his grandparents to death, the other grabbed wasp spray, and threatened use of a gun, to fend him off.