Arizona homicide suspect arrested in California

KINGMAN, Ariz.— A suspect in a 2011 Lake Havasu City homicide was arrested in California, according to Arizona authorities.

Michael Mears, 36, was taken into custody Thursday in Los Angeles in connection with a December 21 homicide.

Lake Havasu City police Sgt. Troy Stirling said Brett Kelly, 40, was killed in his home in the 3200 block of Crater Drive. Mears awaits extradition for prosecution in Arizona on first-degree murder, kidnapping and burglary charges, Stirling said.

Laboratory testing of evidence collected from the crime scene helped authorities build a case and secure an arrest warrant for Mears, Stirling said. He said the homicide remains on ongoing investigation, with police working to identify additional suspects.


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