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Teen gets 25 years for role in father's murder

A Medford teenager was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for her role in the 2017 killing of her father.

Ellen Rose Friar, 17, pleaded guilty Jan. 4, 2019, to an adult felony charge of conspiring to murder her father, Aaron Neil Friar, who was killed while he slept on his couch in the first block of Almond Street during the early the morning of Oct. 2, 2017. Friar also pleaded no-contest to a felony count of conspiring to commit first-degree burglary.

Ellen Friar's boyfriend, Gavin Curtis MacFarlane, who was 19 at the time of the homicide, was sentenced to life in prison with a 25-year minimum Oct. 5, 2018, after admitting to bludgeoning Aaron Friar with a baseball bat, loading the body into Friar’s car and dumping it outside Eagle Point. Ellen Friar was 15 at the time of the homicide.

Ellen Rose Friar, 17, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Tuesday for her role in the brutal murder of her father in 2017.