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Aug 15, 2013 4:10 PM by Tony Spehar

Canon City man arrested for 2012 murder in Otero County

Anthony Wright, 42, was arrested on Thursday morning in Canon City in connection with the 2012 murder of Byron Griffy of Fowler.

Byron Griffy was found dead at his home at the intersection of County Road 4.5 and Highway 50 on Oct. 12 of 2012 the day before his 76th birthday. Griffy died of a gunshot wound to his head. He was a well known funeral director and member of the Fowler community.

Anthony Wright is the step-brother of Charles Giebler, the mayor of Florence who was found dead in his home in January.  Wright and Giebler owned and operated the Charles Anthony Funeral Home in Florence. 

Wright is facing charges of first degree murder, murder in the second degree, and conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree.  His bond is set at $1-million and authorities say he will be transported to the custody of the Otero County Sheriff's Office. His arrest affidavit has been sealed and authorities aren't releasing any further details.


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