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Man accused of murdering Rolando veterinarian in court

Patrick O’Brien, 37, was arrested on June 15 and booked into jail on suspicion of one rely of homicide.

SAN DIEGO — The man accused of killing a beloved veterinarian throughout a housebreaking final week pleaded not responsible throughout his first court look on Monday morning.

He was scheduled to be arraigned final Friday, nevertheless it was delayed.

Patrick O’Brien, 37, was arrested on June 15 and booked into jail on suspicion of one rely of homicide.

According to San Diego Police, O’Brien received into an altercation with 88-year-old veterinarian Clark Kelly throughout an tried housebreaking. Kelly was discovered with wounds to his head. He was taken to the hospital the place he didn’t survive.

“At this time, it appears the victim interrupted a possible burglary to the veterinary clinic and a confrontation ensued between the suspect and the elderly victim,” mentioned Lt. Steve Sheblocki from SDPD. “During that confrontation the victim sustained injuries, including the head wound.”

The precise trigger of his demise was pending by the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officers discovered a citizen detaining O’Brien behind the clinic in the 7000 block of El Cajon Boulevard the place he was taken into custody.

SDPD Homicide detectives had been known as to the scene and had been investigating the incident.

Anyone with data relating to the incident was requested to name the Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

CBS8 spoke with one girl who got here by the vet clinic to indicate help to the Kelly household. She mentioned, “I know that Karen his daughter is also a veterinarian and they’re just a very loving family and they care about their patients. Humans and animals.”

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