FLORENCE, Ariz. — A man suspected of killing an Apache Junction woman last
year is being held on a $1 million bond.
Prosecutors say 32-year-old Brian Kirby was arraigned Wednesday in Pinal County
Superior Court in Florence after being indicted on a charge of premeditated
Authorities say 42-year-old Lora Athey was found dead in her home on July 7,
Apache Junction police responded to a request for a wellness check and
discovered her dead body in the house.
County prosecutors say Kirby also is facing charges including attempted murder
for another July 2012 incident involving a different victim.
A pretrial conference hearing for Kirby is scheduled for Oct. 22.
It was unclear Wednesday if Kirby has an attorney yet.