Phoenix Arrest Made in Murder of Priest, Beating of Another

Gary Michael Moran(6-17-14) An arrest has been made in Phoenix in the murder of a priest who studied in Denton, Nebraska.  Police spokesperson, Sgt. Steve Martos, announced in a tweet the arrest of 54-year-old Gary Michael Moran.  Rev. Kenneth Walker was shot and killed in the rectory of the Mother of Mercy Mission Wednesday night.  Additionally, Rev. Joseph Terra was badly beaten.  Terra is expected to make a full recovery.  Rev Walker attended Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton for seven years. 

Pictured above left: Gary Michael Moran. Photo courtesy of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Pictured below left: Left:  Rev. Kenneth Walker. Right: Rev. Joseph Terra. Photo Courtesy of The Catholic Sun.

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