John Thomas McGuire was a thirty-year-old father of six from the city of Owatonna, Minnesota, whose remains were found in bits and a severe state of decomposition on October 7, 2019, after six months of being missing.
The culprit of his murder (because, indeed, no-one chops himself in pieces!) was none other than his former girlfriend, thirty-year-old Amanda McClure, aided by her father, fifty-five-year-old Larry McClure Sr.
The motive: daughter and father had been in an incestuous relationship, and the older man wanted John out of the picture. It doesn’t get sicker than this.
Both father and daughter McClure were arrested, and both are serving prison sentences today, alongside another of Larry McClure’s daughters, Anna Choudhary.
But several details are lost in this brief retelling of the case: hop along as we explore in more depth ten facts about the twisted story of Amanda McClure and her family.
10 Larry, The Sexual Offender
Larry McClure Sr. was thirty-seven when he was convicted in 1998 of the charges of first-degree sexual assault of a family member that was, at the time, between the ages of 6 and 12.
When he was dragged to prison, her two daughters Amanda and Anna, were adopted and lost all contact with him while they were growing up.
Larry McClure was sentenced to more than the seventeen years he served, but he would end up being released on parole before his whole sentence was fulfilled.
9 Growing Up Away
Amanda was nine at the time, and Anna was just ten. Growing away from their father, they and the older man weren’t subjected to what is called by psychologists the Westermarck effect: the process by which we become desensitized to sexual attraction towards our family members or people who are otherwise very close to us during our childhoods.
And even though the adopted family of Amanda “didn’t raise me (her) to be this way,” she would develop a lust for his father after his release in 2019.