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Man won't face death penalty in shooting death

By Staff Writer
Published On: Feb 25 2014 05:23:01 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 25 2014 05:54:28 PM CST
Adan Arroyo

Adan Arroyo appears in court Feb. 1, 2013.

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho -

A Blackfoot man who killed a woman in Bonneville County last year will not face the death penalty under a plea agreement reached Tuesday.

Adan Arroyo, 23, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 19, 2013, shooting death of Kristy Aschliman.

According to a joint news release from the Bonneville County sheriff's and prosecutor's offices, the conditions of the plea agreement are as follows:

  • The state will recommend a sentence of 27 years to life, with Arroyo free to argue.
  • Arroyo will give an interview with law enforcement for full disclosure of the facts of the crime, including other parties that may have been involved.
  • He agrees to waive appeals.
  • He agrees to pay restitution.
  • The state will drop the notice of the death penalty and will dismiss the possession of dangerous contraband while in jail. (Arroyo was accused of making a weapon out of a toothbrush in April.)

Arroyo's sentencing is scheduled for June.

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