A Maricopa man accused of killing his wife with a sword was arraigned Dec. 23.
Miguel Figueroa Sr., 45, was indicted Dec. 19 on four felony counts, including first-degree murder. His bond, first set Dec. 12, was maintained at $750,000.
Figueroa was arrested Dec. 10. The body of his wife Olivia was found later that night.
Nine days later, a Pinal County grand jury indicted Figueroa on charges of premeditated murder, a class-1 felony, kidnapping his wife, a class-2 felony, and two counts of aggravated assault, on his wife and on his son, by allegedly threatening them with a gun, class-3 felonies.
A funeral mass was held for Olivia Figueroa, 43, Dec. 17.
The night of her death, residents in the Maricopa Meadows subdivision reported seeing and hearing a man assaulting a woman and forcing her into his truck. Figueroa’s son reported being assaulted and his mother threatened before his father drove off with her in a pickup truck.
Later in the evening, Figueroa reportedly contacted his daughter, allegedly telling her he had killed Olivia. That call eventually led Maricopa Police to Figueroa at his mother’s house in the Heritage District, where responding officers reported the suspect had a sword in his hand.