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Sunday, July 21, 2024 at 12:38 PM

Local Man Charged with Attempted Murder

Local Man Charged with Attempted Murder
Kayden John Kelly. Photo courtesy of CCSO.

Last month, Kayden John Kelly of Fallon was charged with attempted murder, preventing a victim from reporting the crime and concealing evidence.

According to the First Amended Criminal Complaint filed in Fallon’s New River Township Churchill Justice Court, Count I alleges that on May 6, 2024, Kayden John Kelly “willfully and unlawfully, with malice and aforethought, deliberately and with premeditation, attempt to kill Robin Aguiar,” who is over 60. The complaint states that with the use of a deadly weapon, specifically a box cutter and/or knife, Kelly did cut her throat, constituting a charge of Attempt to Commit Murder with Use of a Deadly Weapon Against a Person 60 Years of Age or Older, a Category B Felony punishable by 2-20 years in prison. Kelli could receive a sentence enhancement of up to 20 additional years if convicted due to the victim’s age.

Count II charges Kelly with Preventing or Dissuading Victim, Person Acting on Behalf of Victim, or Witness from Reporting Crime, Commencing Prosecution, or Causing Arrest, a Category D Felony punishable by 1-4 years. The complaint alleges that on the same day, Kelly intimidated or threatened the victim to prevent or dissuade her from reporting the crime by hindering or delaying her attempt to report by taking her cell phone from her. 

Count III charges Kelly with Destroying or Concealing Evidence, a Gross Misdemeanor, punishable by up to 364 days in the Churchill County Jail. The allegations state that on May 6, Kelly also, with the intent to conceal the commission of any felony to delay or hinder prosecution, willfully destroyed, altered, erased, obliterated, or concealed the box cutter and/or knife used to cut his grandmother’s throat. 

Information from the Justice Court is pending and will be released as soon as it becomes available.

 


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