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Rancher Charged with Illegal Alien’s Murder Released with Christian Fundraising Site’s Help

Rancher Charged with Illegal Alien’s Murder Released with Christian Fundraising Site’s Help

George Alan Kelly, the 73-year-old rancher from Arizona who was arrested for shooting to death an illegal alien, has been released on a $1 million bail.

Kelly was able to post the bail because the Christian fundraising site GiveSendGo allowed raising funds for his legal defense after the popular GoFundme denied him the platform for fundraising.

On January 30, Kelly shot dead 48-year-old Gabriel Cuen-Butimea, an illegal alien from Mexico, who trespassed on his property in Nogales in Santa Cruz County near the US-Mexico border.

Cuen-Buitimea had been deported to Mexico multiple times in the past, but he kept crossing the border and entering the U.S. illegally.  Kelly was arrested and charged with first-degree murder for “unprovoked” killing of a migrant.

As Kelly was held on a $1 million bond, a fundraising campaign was set up to pay his legal expenses on the popular fundraising site GoFundMe. But the site soon took the page down, citing their policy that fundraising campaigns for the legal defense of someone charged with murder are not allowed on their platform. That is when the Christian conservative fundraising site GiveSendGo came to help Kelly collect donations for his legal defense.

On the GiveSendGo fundraising page, the senior rancher was described as a patriot. Donors praised Kelly as an American hero and posted prayers for him and his family. One supporter wrote:

“Praying every day for Mr. Kelly, his family and lawyers. The government should be protecting people like Mr. Kelly, not allowing foreigners to overrun border counties!”

Through GiveSendGo, Kelly was able to raise well over $300,000, exceeding his expectations of raising at least $25,000. Shannon Pritchard, who set up the fund-raiser for Kelly, wrote:

“This is amazing, when I started this campaign, I set a goal of 25k and thought it would be hard to reach. But the injustice shown to Mr. Kelly has moved many hundreds of Christian Patriots to rally to his defense.”

The judge declined Kelly’s initial request to lower his bail so he could go and take care of his land and his wife, who was left alone after his arrest with no one to care for her. Later, however, the charges against Kelly were downgraded from first-degree to second-degree murder.

Through his attorney, Brenna Larkin, Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Kelly has received a significant amount of support on social media, with many Twitter users calling his act of shooting the illegal alien his constitutional right to self-defense. They have also questioned why Kelly was being prosecuted as a potential criminal.

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  1. john

    the gov supports the criminal ilegals not the americans that protect their property and lives ! he had the right to protect his property from the invaders of this country! we need this country back from the biden comunist party !

  2. Julia E Klawinski

    If the illegal alien had killed Mr. Kelly he would have gotten off scot free. Again, the American people having to pay and illegals being treated like upstanding American citizens. What is this country coming to?

  3. Tony Petros

    This the case that will settle Biden’s hash. If America doesn’t wake up and see what is happening, then we deserve what we get.

  4. geezer mike

    this could have been avoided, just load them all on buses to Delaware as they cross the boarder, then fill California next then New York. bet the boarder closes pretty quickly and Americans won’t have to defend their families, and be persecuted, yes I said persecuted, for it, by the liberals

  5. Lisa

    I’ve read the only people there were Mr Kelly and the illegal immigrant, so who witnessed this? A man Mr Kelly’s age isn’t going to let this man get too close to him and be overpowered. Mr Kelly I’m sure has encountered many illegals passing through there over the years and didn’t kill them, so that would lead me to believe this was him defending himself. Only under the Biden Administration would an American citizen be charged for protecting himself and his family. The disgusting people prosecuting this man makes me wonder how they sleep at night. WTH has happened to this country? Also makes me wonder with the latest news coming out of AZ of people accepting money from the drug cartels if he will get a fair trial. This entire thing is absurd and my heart goes out to Mr Kelly and his wife will keep them both in my prayers.