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 first-degree murder.
Authorities say 42-year-old Lora Athey was found dead in her home on July 7, 2012.
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.
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