A readiness hearing was held Wednesday afternoon at the Juneau State Courthouse for the man accused of killing a Juneau woman in late September. The suspect declined to participate, automatically waiving his rights to a speedy trial. The next readiness hearing is scheduled for early March, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

A readiness hearing was held Wednesday afternoon at the Juneau State Courthouse for the man accused of killing a Juneau woman in late September. The suspect declined to participate, automatically waiving his rights to a speedy trial. The next readiness hearing is scheduled for early March, 2023. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Readiness hearing held for suspect in killing of Juneau woman

The next hearing is set for early March, 2023.

The man accused of killing a Juneau woman in late September declined to participate at his readiness hearing held Wednesday afternoon, automatically waiving his right to a speedy trial.

Anthony Michael Migliaccio, 34, was indicted in late November on charges of two counts of second-degree murder and a charge of manslaughter, according to court documents released in early December.

Migliaccio was previously charged with first-degree murder, however, the charge has since been dropped.

The arrest and later indictment followed a two-month investigation after the body of Faith Rogers, 55, was found on Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei Trail, also known as the Brotherhood Bridge Trail. The Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage autopsy found Roger’s cause of death to be severe blood loss due to a sharp-force injury to her neck, according to the initial charging documents.

Migliaccio was not present in court and did not participate in the hearing, though he is being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on a $500,000 cash-only bail. He has pleaded not guilty.

The next readiness hearing is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2023, according to the state court system.

Both Migliaccio’s public defender Anna Ambrose and District Attorney Jessalyn Gillum declined to comment after the hearing.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at clarise.larson@juneauempire.com or (651)-528-1807. Follow her on Twitter at @clariselarson.

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