Man Arrested in Travel Agent Killing

Man Arrested in Travel Agent Killing

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A man wanted on unrelated charges has been arrested in the investigation into the slaying Monday night of travel agent Robert Warner McKay.

McKay's mother, Lois, said he was shot three times after letting someone in through the back door of his home.

Brody Larry Spell, 21, may have been the last person to see McKay, 50, alive.

Spell was arrested Tuesday night in Brigham City without incident. Spell has not been charged, but police described him as a a suspect in the case.

Spell already had been wanted on a felony warrant for absconding.

Employees and family members at McKay Travel, where the victim was a manager and agent, said he was not supposed to be in town this week for. He was supposed to be in Washington, D.C., where his wife of three years lives, said his sister Ann Holmes. But scheduling conflicts prohibited that.

Neighbors said McKay was a generous man who often allowed people into his home to perform odd jobs.

Spell had been on probation from an illegal firearms conviction from Pleasant View, and authorities had been looking for the last week.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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