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Man won’t face death penalty in shooting death

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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