Prelim set for man accused of 1991 murder

By SHERRI KOLADE
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — A Florida man’s preliminary examination is set for Jan. 18 in 19th District Court after Judge Mark Somers found him competent to stand trial for murder charges, court officials confirmed Dec. 20.

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office issued charges against Fort Pierce, Fla., resident Kelly Michael Brady, 45, who is charged with premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Graciela Flores on July 12, 1991.

Other charges include two counts of felony murder against Brady, who has ties to Michigan and was living in the state at the time of the murder, according to a Dearborn police press release.

In May, Dearborn police received information from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department in Florida regarding a person of interest in the case, according to published reports.

After conferring with investigators in Florida, Dearborn police investigators received enough information to forward a criminal complaint against Brady to the Wayne County prosecutor’s office, which subsequently approved the murder charges.

Brady faced a preliminary examination in June for the murder of Flores, who was killed while working at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services in Dearborn.

Somers presided over the preliminary examination, which he later rescheduled to Sept. 21 for a competency evaluation.

According to a published report, Somers adjourned the rescheduled preliminary examination to October, based on questions of Brady’s competency.

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