Canon City man arrested in 2012 Otero County funeral director slaying

Bond set at $1 million

CANON CITY, Colo. - Authorities have arrested a Canon City man in connection with a slaying in Otero County last year.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/1cHGYY9) former Florence funeral home director Anthony Wright was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of Byron Griffy, who was director of a funeral home in Fowler. Griffy was found shot in his home Oct. 12. An autopsy says he was shot in the head.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation says Wright was arrested on a warrant listing charges of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

His bond is set at $1 million.

An arrest affidavit in the case is sealed, and details haven't been released on what led to Wright's arrest.

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