The Barksdales are accused in connection with the presumed death of 72-year-old Frank Bligh in Tucson in April 2019.
Bligh, whose body has not been found, was reported missing. On April 16, his home in the 3500 block of South Calexico Avenue caught fire and exploded. The next day, his car was found abandoned in Tucson.
“We’re a little dumbfounded at the whole thing. I don’t even understand why they would transport the two of them together,” said William Bligh, the victim’s brother. “What they did, I mean they took away part of our life.”