Aldosary indicted on additional State charges
MARICOPA, AZ (7/22/2013) – At a press conference on Monday, Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles, of Arizona, announced Abdullatif Ali Aldosary now faces an additional four charges to include first degree murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of misconduct involving weapons for his alleged involvement in the murder of a Pinal County man in the City of Maricopa on November 2 7, 2012.
Originally indicted on 18 counts stemming from the bombing of a Social Security Administration Building in Casa Grande on November 30, 2012, Aldosary now faces charges for a murder committed just three days prior to the bombing.
While the City of Maricopa was working a homicide case, they reached out to the FBI believing Aldosary may be involved due to evidence recovered during a search warrant served on Aldosary’s home. At that point, the Maricopa Police Department collaborated with the FBI to conduct a comprehensive, coordinated investigation of both crimes. After managing a thorough and successful cross-agency investigation, to include the Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Lab, evidence and facts surrounding the two incidents were submitted to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office for review.
As reported late last week, on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, the Grand Jury of Pinal County indicted Aldosary on 14 counts of attempted murder, each are class 2 dangerous felonies; one count of arson of an occupied structure, a class 2 dangerous felony; one count of depositing explosives, a class 4 felony; and two counts of criminal damage, a class 4 and class 5 felony. This indictment relates to the bombing at the Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande on November 30, 2012.
The week following Pinal County’s filing of initial charges, the Grand Jury of Pinal County indicted Aldosary on four additional counts, including first degree murder, a class 1 felony; aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a class 3 dangerous felony; and two counts of misconduct involving weapons, both class 4 felonies, one of which being dangerous, for a murder on November 27, 2012.
In total, Aldosary now faces 22 State charges. He is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Joining Pinal County Attorney Voyles at the press conference included, FBI Special Agent in Charge Douglas Price, Maricopa Police Department Chief Steve Stahl, and Arizona Department of Public Safety Crime Lab Director Vince Figarelli.
FBI Special Agent in Charge Douglas G. Price, Phoenix Division stated, "The charges announced today against Aldosary are the result of cooperation with our law enforcement partners and excellent police work. The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) responded to the scene in response to the bombing. The JTTF is a force multiplier by leveraging investigative resources and task force personnel with varied subject matter expertise that focuses on specific threats. The FBI and our law enforcement partners are committed to working together to protect and serve the citizens of Arizona."
Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles said, “Pinal families, our communities serve as no safe haven for such dangerous and violent acts and today, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office begins the next phase of two criminal investigations. Today, we begin to tirelessly seek justice for the victims and families of victims involved with these two separate and violent incidents. I appreciate the FBI’s trust in the Pinal County Attorney’s Office to prosecute these charges and thank the Maricopa Police Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety for their combined efforts working with the FBI to complete thorough and comprehensive investigations. As we prepare to prosecute these cases to the fullest extent of the law, we continue to work with law enforcement and my victim advocates continue assisting those affected.”
Maricopa Police Department Chief Steve Stahl said, “This is a prime example of State, local and Federal law enforcement agencies coming together to solve a complex crime and keep our residences safe.”