EUGENE, Ore. — The Springfield man accused of killing his ex-fiance was back in court Friday. Robert Cromwell was formally arraigned at the Lane County Jail on charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon that afternoon. The prosecutor in the case says Cromwell was officially indicted on Thursday.
Cromwell was one of the first to get called before the judge for the quick hearing. He entered not guilty pleas to both charges. No court dates were set during the hearing, but the case has been assigned to a judge who will create a schedule within the next couple of weeks. Prosecutors say if convicted, Cromwell will face life in jail with a minimum of 25 years.
Cromwell is accused of killing Casey Wright last weekend. The Springfield Police Department says she died from blunt force trauma to the head. Wright’s friends and family will be holding a celebration of life for her on Sunday.