Two men accused of plotting to kill a Cheyenne man entered their pleas in Albany County District Court today.

Eric Farrar of Cheyenne and William Ferrill of Rock River each entered pleas of not guilty on charges of Conspiracy to Commit Murder in the First Degree. The men are accused of planning to kill another man with a pipe bomb. According to court documents, an investigation led to their arrests, along with another alleged conspirator, after a phone call relating to the plot was overheard.

An investigator testified at a preliminary hearing for Ferrill on November 6, alleging that the pipe bomb plan was only the latest of several ideas of how to carry out the murder.

Both men are currently held at the Albany County Detention Center on $250,000 cash bonds. A request to reduce Ferrill’s bond was denied by Judge Jeffrey Donnell. Judge Donnell said that the punishment, if convicted, would provide a “powerful incentive to disappear.”

If convicted, the men would face a minimum sentence of life imprisonment. The maximum penalty if found guilty would be life imprisonment without the possibility of parole and up to a $10,000 fine.

Three-day trials are set for both men on May 6-8. .

The third man charged in the conspiracy, Ryan Brown of Laramie, entered a not guilty plea in court yesterday.


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