Suspect in 1991 Dearborn killing pleads guilty

Kelly Brady


DEARBORN, Mich. – The man charged with murder in a cold case that went unsolved for more than two decades has pleaded guilty. 

Kelly Michael Brady, 45, was charged in 2012 with the murder of Gracielita Flores. He was found in Florida and extradited back to Michigan.

Woman's killing almost goes unsolved

Flores was killed inside the city's southend ACCESS Center on July 12, 1991. 

Flores was working as a custodian inside the center when Brady entered the business in an apparent burglary attempt.

While inside, Brady killed Flores. 

Brady, who was living in Dearborn at the time of the incident, subsequently fled the state.

The St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office said Brady walked into the department to tell deputies he was involved in Flores' death.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 4.

Under a plea agreement with the Wayne County prosecutor's office, Brady is facing a prison sentence of 30 to 60 years.