Suspect in Arlington pastor’s slaying had received plea deal

| March 16, 2011

ARLINGTON — Steven Lawayne Nelson, accused of suffocating an Arlington minister, was sentenced to an in-prison anger management program last year after being charged with aggravated assault shortly after his release from state prison in Huntsville.

The sentence was a plea bargain struck with Dallas County prosecutors, who say they negotiated it instead of going to trial because their case against Nelson fell apart.

He was accused of choking and threatening his girlfriend with a knife in DeSoto. But after the woman declined to cooperate, Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Terri Moore said, her office was concerned that its case against Nelson would be dismissed.

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