Murder trial for Nogales rancher delayed

Rose Itzcovitz
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The trial date for an Arizona rancher accused in the killing of an undocumented migrant on his property near Nogales has been pushed back until further notice, court records show.

George Alan Kelly, 74, was supposed to go to trial on Sept. 6 in the Santa Cruz County Superior Court after he was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Gabriel Cuen Buitimea, 48. According to the county’s website, the trial has been vacated until further notice.

The decision to vacate the trial came after the Arizona Court of Appeals granted the prosecutor’s request for stay on Tuesday. A request for a stay stops legal…


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