Prosecutors say 54-year-old Arturo Jimenez has been charged in the death of 92-year-old Norberto Castro of Eloy.
They say Castro was killed on Sept. 24, 2009.
Jimenez was arraigned Friday on charges of first-degree premeditated murder and second-degree burglary.
He's being held on a $750,000 bond. A pretrial conference is scheduled for Dec. 2.
Jimenez was indicted by a county grand jury on Oct. 14.
It's unclear if he has a lawyer yet for his case.