Deputy Sheriff William Kelly

Deputy Sheriff William Kelly

Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, April 1, 1896

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William Kelly

Deputy William Kelly and Deputy William Green were shot and killed from ambush while searching a settlement used by a group of horse thieves.

The suspects burned both deputies' bodies after murdering them. Eight suspects were arrested in connection with the murders. Five were convicted and sentenced to death, but the sentences were later commuted to life.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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