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ARRAIGNMENT SET IN DEATH

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The arraignment of one of two defendants charged in the bludgeoning death last fall of a Southern Utah State College student has been set for Wednesday in Fillmore.

Michael Anthony Archuleta, 26, faces seven charges, including capital homicide, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping and forcible sexual abuse in the death of 28-year-old Gordon Ray Church, son of Delta City Councilman David Church. His body was found Nov. 23 in a desolate area off I-15 near Kanosh.Archuleta and co-defendant Lance Conway Wood, 20, were arrested two days later. Both defendants face a total of seven charges. Wood's arraignment is pending.

Archuleta and Wood - originally from Salem and Bountiful, respectively - were paroled from the state prison annex in Cedar City last October, where they were doing time on drug and theft convictions. They are being held in the Millard County Jail.