A Bountiful man who lied to police about coming in contact with a murder weapon has been sentenced to probation.
Joshua Ian Stansbury, 37, "had nothing to do" with the murder of Andy Wendy Purcell last year in Provo, prosecutors say. But Stansbury, who had the gun for a short time in the weeks after the slaying, lied to police about the weapon.
"He bought it from someone without knowing about the murder, and he got rid of it long before police got to him," said Utah County prosecutor Sam Pead on Monday. "He just lied about ever touching the gun."