2017-03-16 / Front Page

Arroyo sentenced in 2015 murder case

The Silverwood man convicted of murdering Anita Bright of Nester Town­ship, was sentenced to up to 50 years in prison March 8 in 34th Circuit Court, Roscommon.

Francisco C. Arroyo, who had been lodged in the Roscommon County Jail for 635 days, was sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison (with credit for 635 days) on a charge of second degree homicide murder. He had entered a no contest plea Feb. 13 to the charge, which was amend­ed from first degree homicide murder.

He was also sentenced to five to 10 years in prison (with credit for 635 days) on a charge of assault to cause bodily harm less than murder. He had pleaded no contest Feb. 13 to the charge, which was amended from attempted murder.

He was ordered to pay a total of $326 in court assessments.

Dismissed were charges of first de­gree home invasion and felony firearms.

Arroyo was accused of murdering 48-year-old Bright June 24, 2015. Police had responded to a call just after 3 p.m. that day on Green­wood Road where two victims had been shot.

Police had found Bright with a gun­shot wound to her head and she 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.

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