Tension surrounding the passage of Arizona's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration contributed to the slaying of an Hispanic man, allegedly shot by a white neighbor, a representative of the dead man's family said Friday.
Police and the family said the arrested man, 50-year-old Gary Thomas Kelley, allegedly directed racial slurs at 44-year-old Juan Daniel Varela before the May 6 shooting near their homes.
This is allegedly what the murderer said:
"HURRY UP AND GO BACK TO MEXICO OR YOU ARE GOING TO DIE"
How is this not a HATE CRIME?