Addam Swapp granted parole

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 11:49 AM


SALT LAKE CITY -- A man who has spent more than 25 years in prison for his role in an officer's death during a 1988 standoff at a polygamous compound will be released July 9.

The Utah Board of Pardons granted parole Tuesday for 52-year-old Addam Swapp, saying he has accepted responsibility and shown remorse for his role as a leader of the 13-day standoff at the Singer-Swapp compound in Marion, located about 35 miles east of Salt Lake City.

The standoff started after Swapp bombed a Mormon church in Kamas and lead to the death of state Corrections Lt. Fred House.

House was killed by John Timothy Singer, who was paroled in 2006.

Swapp served 17 years in federal prison on related charges before starting his Utah sentence in 2006.

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