Prescott Police Make Arest in 2009 Murder

16 February 2011  
An arrest has been made in a one and one-half year old murder.

michaelandrewstraussOn February 15, 2011, Prescott Police detectives arrested 23-year-old Michael Andrew Strauss of Chino Valley for Second Degree Murder.  This arrest stems from a July 2009 investigation in which Michael Strauss got into a fight with a Frank Scott Giardina, 53 years old, by the Granite Creek Park area.  One day later, Frank Giardina was admitted to the Yavapai Regional Medical Center for injuries resulting from the fight.  Four days later, Frank Giardina died at the hospital from those injuries.

Michael Andrew Strauss was transported to the Camp Verde Jail and booked for one count of Second Degree Murder.

Lynne LaMaster