Murder trial for man accused of shooting funeral director in Otero County postponed until July

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CANON CITY, Colorado — A judge has rescheduled the trial of a Canon City man accused of killing a funeral director in 2012.

The Canon City Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1DRlc1n ) Anthony Wright's trial was set to begin Monday but was postponed until July because new evidence has come to light. That evidence was not discussed in open court, and calls to attorneys on both sides were not returned Monday.

Wright was arrested in 2013 and charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in the death of 77-year-old Byron Griffy, a longtime school board member and funeral director in the Arkansas Valley.

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

Authorities say Wright knew Griffy through the funeral home business.


Information from: Canon City Daily Record, http://www.canoncitydailyrecord.com/

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