April 30, 2024

Charges Dropped Against Arizona Rancher Tried for Murder

For many people, the trial of George Alan Kelly was a sham right from the start.

Kelly, 75, allegedly shot and killed a migrant for trespassing on his property in Arizona.

Kelly’s trial ended with a hung jury, but he just found out the case will not be retried.

Let Him Go

According to reports, Kelly was almost acquitted in the case, but for one long holdout.

Eleven of the jurors were reportedly voting to acquit, but one lone holdout hung the jury.

Thankfully, Kelly will not have to worry about a new trial.

Deputy County Attorney Kimberly Hunley told Santa Cruz County Superior Court Judge Thomas Fink this week that she would not be seeking a new trial.

Hunley stated, "Because of the unique circumstances and challenges surrounding this case, the Santa Cruz County Attorney's Office has decided not to seek a retrial.”

The prosecution alleged that Cuen-Buitimea was an unarmed migrant, murdered by Kelly, but Kelly’s defense team maintained that Cuen-Buitimea was either a member of the cartel or under its influence.

Kelly’s defense team maintained that Kelly never fired directly at the migrant, only firing warning shots into the air.

In her closing argument, Kelly's defense attorney, Brenna Larkin, stated, "Long story short, this is simply not somebody who's looking for the American dream. There's no evidence that this person is here for those kinds of benign purposes.

"And we bring that up, not, you know, to be judgmental about Gabriel or to not have compassion for him. But when people are involved in a criminal lifestyle, it's dangerous.

“It's more inherently dangerous than simply being a migrant who's coming here. So it's relevant for that reason."

Liberals are probably already losing their minds, but we are glad you are free, Mr. Kelly.

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