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Man arrested in fatal meth-eating case

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Jul 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-06 14:21:14-04

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities have arrested a man in eastern Washington they say forced a northern Idaho man to eat a fatal dose of methamphetamine.

The Spokesman-Review reports the Spokane County Sheriff's Department arrested 43-year-old Shaun Patrick Kelly on Friday.

He's being held without bond -- and has agreed to be extradited to Kootenai County -- where he faces charges of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Authorities say that Kelly last August forced 22-year-old Evan Mychal Larkin at gunpoint to eat a lethal dose of meth to prove he wasn't a police informant.

Larkin began foaming at the mouth and died three days later.

Larkin is the grandson of Clay Larkin, who served as the Post Falls mayor for thirteen years.