A man who stands accused of killing a former coworker in Maricopa was recharged with first-degree murder on Jan. 24.
Abdullatif Aldosary, 53, allegedly killed Orlando Requena, of Casa Grande, on Nov. 27, 2012, at a train-offloading area on Cowtown Road. Aldosary and Requena were coworkers at Arizona Grain, though they reportedly had not had contact for six months prior to the murder.
He is being held on a $1 million bond after his Friday arraignment.
Aldosary originally was charged in July 2013 with the first-degree murder of Requena and the Nov. 30, 2012, bombing of a Social Security building in Casa Grande, but those charges were dismissed earlier this month, along with a 2015 charge of attacking a corrections employee with bodily fluids.
In July 2018, state prosecutors moved to have him civilly committed to a mental institution. Aldosary was ordered to be evaluated at an inpatient treatment facility by Pinal County Superior Court Judge Joseph Georgini. An appeal was lodged in September.
In December, a special hearing was scheduled to evaluate Aldosary’s treatment after an appeals court determined that Georgini’s order forcing Aldosary to take medication was not proper. The hearing was cancelled just before the state motioned to drop Aldosary’s charges.
Charges against Aldosary were officially dismissed Jan. 14 without prejudice, giving prosecutors the ability to re-indict him in the future if he proved not to be a danger to himself or others.
Jan. 16, Aldosary was again indicted by a Pinal County grand jury on three charges, the first-degree murder of Requena, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against Jesse Montijo and misconduct involving a weapon by a prohibited possessor.
In 2014, Aldosary was found guilty in federal court of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and was sentenced to five years in a federal prison.
He is scheduled for a pretrial hearing March 6 and remains in Pinal County Adult Detention.