GoFundMe Takes Down Campaigns For Arizona Rancher Accused Of Shooting Illegal Alien

 Authored by Lorenz Duchamps via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

The GoFundMe fundraising website removed multiple campaigns that were set up to support and raise money for a 73-year-old Arizona rancher who was arrested in late January and charged with first-degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing an illegal alien who reportedly trespassed on his property.

Photo of rancher George Alan Kelly, provided by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office in Nogales, Ariz. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Photo of rancher George Alan Kelly, provided by the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office in Nogales, Ariz. (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A spokesperson for the platform told NTD in an emailed statement that the company’s terms of service “explicitly prohibit campaigns that raise money to cover the legal defense of anyone formally charged with an alleged violent crime.”

Consistent with this long-standing policy, any fundraising campaigns for the legal defense of someone charged with murder are removed from our platform,” the spokesperson said, noting that people who donated to the fundraising campaigns for George Alan Kelly’s legal expenses “have been fully refunded.”

On Jan. 30, authorities proceeded with the arrest of Kelly after finding the body of 48-year-old Gabriel Cuen-Butimea, an illegal immigrant who lived in Nogales, Mexico, and allegedly crossed onto Kelly’s land. Cuen-Butimea was identified from a Mexican voter registration card he carried.

According to reports, Cuen-Butimea had entered the United States illegally on multiple occasions and was deported repeatedly.

Full details about the shooting have not been made available yet, and it is unknown whether the rancher and the deceased knew each other.

Kelly is being held at the Santa Cruz County Jail in Nogales, Arizona, and his bail was set at $1 million by Justice Emilio Velasquez. Kelly requested the judge to lower his bail in order to go back home and take care of his wife, but this motion was denied by the judge, who told Kelly that his lawyer had to file a request, which has yet to be done.

“She’s there by herself … nobody to take care of her, the livestock, or the ranch,” he said, according to Nogales International. “And I’m not going anywhere. I can’t come up with a million dollars.”

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