29-year-old Chad Cassidy outside Wild Bill's Saloon in Phoenix July 1, 2005.
Arrested for the crime is Jerrold Micah Burnett, 39.
Reports say the victim and a friend were approached by two armed males who demanded their money. Cassidy was fatally shot in the head but his companion managed to escape.
Burnett was connected to the crime by DNA on a cigarette butt discarded at the crime scene. He is connected to similar homicide at a Mesa hotel.
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A man was arrested Wednesday in a murder that occurred a decade ago, authorities say.
The man, Jerrold Micah Burnett, 39, was arrested on one count of armed robbery and one count of first-degree murder stemming from an incident that occurred July 1, 2005, court documents say.
Police say Burnett shot 29-year-old Chad Cassidy outside Wild Bill's Saloon in Phoenix.
According to court documents, Cassidy and a friend, identified as Henry Hiter, were leaving the saloon when they were approached by two armed men. After the armed men demanded money, Cassidy was shot, but Hiter was able to get away, police say.
When police arrived on scene, they found Cassidy dead in the parking lot> He suffered a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say they found DNA on a cigarette butt at the scene and matched the DNA to Burnett.
Police say the DNA was also connected to a July 25, 2005, robbery and murder case out of Mesa, in which a man was found dead of a gunshot wound in a motel parking lot.
Burnett served 3.5 years in prison for a 2006 aggravated assault and 1.5 years in a 2001 drug case, court documents say.
Burnett also has convictions for armed robbery and domestic violence, police say.
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