Tag: homicide

Eureka priest killed; suspect arrested

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

EUREKA — Gary Lee Bullock, the wanted suspect in the recent killing of Father Eric Freed, was found in a Briceland area house today and is currently being held by Humboldt County Sheriff's deputies in the greater Garberville area, according to Chief Andrew Mills of the Eureka Police Department. Sgt. Bill Nova of the EPD […]

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Lake Charles pastor shot to death during church service

| September 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – A pastor was shot and killed during a church service on Friday night in Calcasieu Parish. According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kim Myers, it happened around 8:20 p.m. at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center at 307 Deshotel Lane in Lake Charles. Myers said Pastor Ronald J. Harris […]

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Dept. of Homeland Security Investigating Downers Grove Man Accused of Murdering Mom

| September 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

A Downers Grove man facing a federal investigation planned to kill his mother and then kill himself, DuPage County prosecutors said. But once the man fatally shot his mother on Thursday, he called 911 and was taken into custody, according to police. Now he's being charged with first-degree murder. Michael Bassaly, 27, was ordered held without […]

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Man, 27, charged after mother fatally shot in church parking lot

| August 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

A 27-year-old Downers Grove man faces first-degree murder charges after his mother was fatally shot and found in the parking lot of a Burr Ridge church, law enforcement officials said Thursday. Michael Zaky Bassaly of Downers Grove is scheduled to appear Friday in DuPage County bond court in connection with the shooting death of his […]

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Pastor charged with murder in church shooting released on bond

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

NEWTON COUNTY – A Newton County pastor is out on bond after family members say he shot and killed his nephew outside his church over the weekend. The shooting happened around 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Belgrade Baptist Church in the 4400 of FM 1416 near Kirbybille in Newton County. According to a news release issued […]

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Sister says brother shot dead at church

| July 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are reports of a fatal shooting at Belgrade Baptist Church located at 4478 FM 1416 in Kirbyville. Juanita Jones says her 34-year old brother, Curtis Paul Jones of Bon Wier, was shot at least three times around 11am Sunday morning as he entered the church. Jones claims the shooter is an uncle and the pastor of Belgrade […]

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Life without parole for Pa. church shooter

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

COUDERSPORT — A former elementary school teacher was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday in Potter County Court after pleading guilty to first-degree murder charges last week. Gregory Lynn Eldred, 53, of Coudersport, heard the testimony from the friends and family of his ex-wife, Darlene Sitler, whom he fatally shot during Sunday morning worship […]

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Coroner: Police fatally shoot church gunman after being called in dispute over pastor firing

| June 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

JACKSON, Miss. — Police fatally shot the son of a church deacon on Sunday morning after they were called to a church when members of the congregation started arguing over the firing of a pastor, authorities said. Cacedrick White, 26, arrived with a shotgun and fired it once in the parking lot while police were […]

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28-year sentence for man who killed wife during counseling session

| June 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

KENT, Wash. — A man who killed his ex-wife at a Federal Way church three years ago was sentenced to more than 28 years in prison Friday — the maximum of the standard sentencing range for his crime. The sentence comes two months after Charles Parsons, 44, had pleaded guilty to first degree murder charges […]

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2 brothers dead in stabbing at church

| May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) –  Two brothers are dead after a stabbing at a West Huntsville church. Emergency crews responded to West Huntsville United Methodist Church at 3104 9th Avenue before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Police said one man was found dead inside the church and the other was taken from the church to the hospital where […]

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Trial underway for man accused of shooting church caretaker

| May 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

HARLAN, Ky. (WYMT) – Officials say he shot one man at a place of worship. 75-year-old Boss Saylor faced a jury in a Harlan County courtroom. Prosecutors will argue Saylor shot Clifford Napier outside the Pine Flat Baptist Church last fall and then ditched the weapon. In the opening statements, the Commonwealth’s Attorney and defense […]

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Suspect arrested in 2010 PCB church slaying

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

PANAMA CITY BEACH — Police made an arrest in a 2010 fatal shooting at a church construction site Thursday after a grand jury returned an indictment of a Panama City man on a count of first-degree murder. Christopher Ray Hyler, 47, was living in a rental property owned by victim Robert Ellison when Ellison was […]

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Woman Stabbed To Death Behind Church

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

(Wynne, AR) Police in Wynne, Arkansas are investigating the stabbing death of a woman behind a church. In a grassy area off West Poplar Street in Wynne, AR, police say Sarah Collins, 33, lost her life. Police say she was stabbed several times just feet from the Church of Jesus Christ. Church had just ended […]

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Local pastor killed in Florida beating

| May 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) – A Newport News pastor was murdered during a mission trip to Florida. Police say Apostle John Henry Bowser was beat to death with a hammer Tuesday morning. Officials arrested Terrence Wright, 24, of Atlantic Beach, Fla., after he drove the victim's car to a police station and confessed to the […]

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Man accused of killing wife at Federal Way church pleads guilty

| April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

SEATTLE — A man accused of killing his ex-wife at a Federal Way church pleaded guilty to first degree murder charges on Friday. Prosecutors say Charles Parsons, 44, shot and killed Carol Parsons in March 2010 during a counseling session at Calvary Lutheran Church. He then called 911 to turn himself in. Carol Parsons, 38, […]

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