Abdullatif Aldosary, Alleged Bomber, Indicted on First-Degree Murder Charge
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|Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles (center).|
Abdullatif Aldosary -- the Iraqi refugee accused of detonating an "explosive device" outside the Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande in November -- was indicted yesterday on charges including murder, in a case apparently unrelated to the bombing.
New Times first reported in May that Aldosary was suspected of killing a man days before the bombing, although neither police nor the County Attorney's Office would verify it, until Monday.
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Orlando Requena, 26, was working the overnight shift at Arizona Grain in Maricopa on November 27 when a man in a ski mask approached him about 2:30 a.m. and shot him dead.
No arrest was made, and police in Maricopa were seeking the public's help in solving the murder.
A week later, authorities raided the Coolidge home of Aldosary and arrested him for allegedly detonating an explosive device outside the Casa Grande Social Security Administration office a few days earlier, on November 30. No one was injured in the explosion, but debris landed more than 100 feet away from the spot of the detonation, and Aldosary even lit his own car on fire in the blast and drove off with his car ablaze, according to the federal complaint.
There was never any indication that the two events were related until we got word from the source. The source added that Aldosary had a temporary job at Arizona Grain.
According to media reports, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles didn't discuss any details about the murder yesterday.
And, it's still unclear whether the murder is related to the bombing in some way.
Although the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force investigated the bombing of a federal building, there has been no indication from the feds that the bombing was an act of terrorism.
However, the types of people who believe that all acts of violence committed by brown people with Middle Eastern-sounding names are acts of terrorism were claiming -- without evidence, of course -- that it was an act of terrorism.
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar has referred to Aldosary as a "known terrorist," and asked federal officials why a "known terrorist" was allowed to live in his district -- all this despite the fact that Gosar's staff attempted to help Aldosary obtain a green card the year prior.