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Man arrested for priest murder

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 01:22

June 16 - Phoenix police have arrested ex-convict Gary Moran, for an attack at a Catholic Church rectory that left one priest dead and another injured. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Clergy members gather in remembrance of Kenneth Walker. ...The priest who was killed last week in an attack at a Catholic Church rectory. And Monday, Phoenix police confirmed that Gary Michael Moran had been arrested for the crime. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF OF POLICE, PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT, DANIEL GARCIA, SAYING: "He's been arrested for aggravated assault. He has a history of aggravated assault. Burglary in the second degree, prohibited possession of a weapon, burglary tools, stolen vehicles, drug paraphernalia. And in 2005, Gary Michael Moran was arrested for a burglary where he attacked the home owner with a knife." (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHIEF OF POLICE, PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT, DANIEL GARCIA, SAYING: "We believe the motive here is crime of opportunity. He was trying to commit a burglary. And the burglary was discovered by Father Terra who thought somebody was knocking on the door. He opened the door. The window was so close to the door he immediately started attacking Father Terra. And then the attack became more violent as he went inside the room." Rev. Terra was moved out of intensive care on Saturday and doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery. But the gruesome crime, and the death of Walker, has hurt the community.

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Man arrested for priest murder

Monday, June 16, 2014 - 01:22