Angela Marie Fix, the 40-year-old Pilot Rock woman charged in the death of Larry Castro, pleaded not guilty to first-degree arson and second-degree manslaughter.
Fix entered the pleas Monday morning during her arraignment in Umatilla County Circuit Court. She remains in Umatilla County Jail, Pendleton, on $500,000 bond.
A jury trial is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 11-12 before Judge Chris Brauer. A pretrial hearing has also been set for 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 24.
Fix was arrested July 16 for arson following a fire that ravaged Castro’s home at 439 S.W. Birch Place, Pilot Rock. Pilot Rock Police Chief Bill Caldera said Castro’s body was inside the home. He was 72.
Fix has been assigned an attorney, Kara Davis, from Intermountain Public Defender.