Arroyo enters plea before trial
Set to stand trial starting Monday for the murder of Anita Bright of Nester Township, Francisco C. Arroyo, 44, Silverwood, entered a plea in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon.
Arroyo pleaded no contest to two of four counts, homicide open murder and homicide attempted murder. Dismissed were charges of first degree home invasion and felony firearms.
He was accused of murdering Bright at the age of 48 June 24, 2015. Police had responded to a call just after 3 p.m. June 24 on Greenwood
Road where two victims had been shot.
Police had found Bright with a gunshot wound to her head who was pronounced dead at the scene. Another victim, a male, was transported to West Branch Regional Medical Center in stable condition.
Following a search for Arroyo, officers from the Warren Police Department arrested him in Warren.
Arroyo is to be sentenced March 22 in 82nd District Court before Judge Richard E. Noble.