Sunday, July 5, 2009

Man arrested for dragging Vietnam Vet to his death

Man arrested in dragging death of Army vet
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, July 3, 2009
(07-02) 14:42 PDT Rodeo - -- A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the dragging death of a 69-year-old man during an attempted carjacking, authorities said Thursday.

Cordero Kelly, 19, of Rodeo was being held at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez in lieu of $1.1 million bail.

James Gilbeaux, a Rodeo resident who walked with a cane, was dragged 150 feet after Kelly tried to carjack a pickup truck driven by a friend of Gilbeaux's, sheriff's officials said.

The incident began shortly after 4 p.m. on June 23, when Gilbeaux was on the 1000 block of Mariposa Street in Rodeo and asked for a ride from a 28-year-old friend, David Delgado, authorities said.

Gilbeaux, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, was a grandfather figure in the neighborhood whom everyone called "Pops."
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Man arrested in dragging death of Army vet

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