Judge Declares Mistrial in Arizona Rancher Case

A judge declared a mistrial this week after an Arizona jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the murder trial for Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly.

Jurors reportedly deliberated last Thursday and Friday before informing the judge they were unable to reach a verdict.

Kelly was accused of killing Gabriel Cuen-Butimea after deceased Mexico citizens were found on his property, American Faith previously reported.

He was later arrested and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault for defending his wife and property.

The rancher pleaded not guilty to murder charges and aggravated assault, maintaining his innocence. His lawyer stated that Kelly only fired a warning shot over the migrants after a rifle was pointed at him.

According to reports, Gabriel Cuen-Butimea has a history of illegally crossing into the United States and multiple deportations.