By Associated Press - Friday, January 27, 2017

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A Canon City man has pleaded guilty to his role in the death of a funeral director in 2012.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports ( ) 46-year-old Anthony Wright pleaded guilty Thursday to being an accessory to first-degree murder stemming from the death of 76-year-old Byron Griffy, a longtime school board member and funeral director in the Arkansas Valley.

Griffy was found shot in his Fowler home Oct. 12, 2012.

Wright, who was originally charged with first-degree murder, stood trial in 2015, but it ended in a mistrial.

He was allegedly involved in the slaying with Charles Giebler, who was the mayor of Florence. The 52-year-old Giebler died in 2013 before the investigation was complete.

Wright and Giebler owned a funeral home together and knew Griffy through the business.


Information from: The Pueblo Chieftain,

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