George Alan Kelly Wiki – Bio
George Alan Kelly, a rancher living near the Arizona-Mexico border is being held on a first-degree murder charge in last week’s fatal shooting of a man tentatively identified as a Mexican citizen. Bail for him was set at $1 million.
The Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office in Nogales, Arizona confirmed Monday that George Alan Kelly, 73, was arrested last week in the murder. Authorities believe the victim was Gabriel Cuen-Butimea, 48, who lived just south of the border in Nogales, Mexico, because of a Mexican voter card he carried.
George Alan Kelly is 73 years old.
Arizona rancher held $1 million bail in murder near US border
The slaying occurred on January 30 in the Kino Springs area outside of Nogales, Arizona, Deputy Sheriff Gerardo Castillo said. The address where the murder occurred is the same as the public records for Kelly’s cattle ranch. Details about the shooting were sketchy and it was unknown if the two men knew each other previously. Authorities have not given a motive.
Kelly was being held at the Santa Cruz County Jail after his arraignment in the county Justice Court last week. He is scheduled to return to court on Wednesday. Local attorney Brenna Larkin, who was appointed by the court to represent Kelly, did not immediately return a call seeking comment on the charges against her.