Former Henry County man tied to cocaine ring killed in Chicago

Former Henry County man tied to cocaine ring killed in Chicago

A former Henry County man tied to an international cocaine ring was shot to death earlier this week in front of his Chicago home.

Kiley Murray, 38, was walking home Monday night when a white vehicle pulled up, two men got out and one of them shot him, police said. Murray was pronounced dead at the scene.

As of Wednesday, nobody was in custody in connection with the shooting. Chicago police are investigating the case.

Murray was out on a $250,000 secured bond at the time of his death. He was arrested in Henry County in August 2009 and later transferred to Chicago, where he was indicted on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilos or more of cocaine and 1 kilo or more of heroin, said Randall Samborn, a spokesman with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago. A month later, Murray was released on the secured bond and was under electronic monitoring and home detention from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.

He was later allowed to remain free until 10 p.m., and the electronic monitoring was discontinued in September of this year, Samborn said. Murray also was allowed to travel between Chicago and Atlanta. He had a status hearing scheduled for next Tuesday, Samborn said.

"We don't believe there was a trial date set," said Samborn, who declined to discuss Murray's death.

Police raided Murray's gated Henry County home in August 2009 because they said he was part of an international cocaine trafficking ring tied to $1.8 billion in drug sales.

At the time, Murray was one of 43 people indicted in a federal crackdown aimed at alleged drug leaders. Murray was believed to be a customer of a Chicago distribution crew that was getting cocaine from a Mexican cartel.

In addition to his Ellenwood mansion, authorities seized several vehicles.

Murray is survived by his wife and three children.

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