The suspect in the killing of a Juneau woman is facing additional charges after Thursday afternoon indictments.
Anthony Michael Migliaccio, 34, was indicted on charges of two counts of second-degree murder, and a charge of manslaughter, according to court documents released Thursday afternoon. The Juneau Grand Jury indictment specifies the charges are in relation to the killing Faith Rogers, 55, of Juneau.
Late last week Migliaccio was arrested by the Juneau Police Department on a first-degree murder charge following a two-month investigation after Rogers’ body was found in late September on a popular Mendenhall Valley trail, Kaxdigoowu Héen Dei, also known as Brotherhood Bridge Trail.
An autopsy at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage found Roger’s cause of death to be severe blood loss due to a sharp-force injury to her neck, according to charging documents.
Migliaccio is currently being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center, according to the state court system, where he is being held on $500,000 cash-only bail. Last week, Migliaccio pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge.
According to state statutes, the maximum sentence for first-degree murder in Alaska is 99 years in prison. The sentence for second-degree murder is at least 15 years but not more than 99 years. The sentence for manslaughter in Alaska is a prison term of not more than 20 years.
Migliaccio is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Juneau Courthouse, according to the state court system. A previously scheduled preliminary hearing on Dec. 5 has been vacated.
Migliaccio’s legal representation did not immediately respond to a call seeking comment.
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