Tag: homicide

Pastor After Church Murder: ‘It was A Nightmare’

| March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments



ASHTABULA, Ohio — Easter weekend came to a deadly end after police said a man shot and killed his father right outside of a church. It happened at Hiawatha Church of God in Christ around 1:15p.m. Sunday. At least 140 people were inside the church when everyone heard a gun shot. There were several children […]




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Book recounts aftermath of church shooting

| March 28, 2013 | 0 Comments



EDWARDSVILLE – Faith is what kept Cindy Winters alive following a tragic event that forever changed her family four years ago. Hundreds of people attended a reception Sunday at the Wildey Theatre to hear her story and to pick up a copy of her new book, "Reflections from the Pit." Winters' life changed on March […]




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Newlywed wife dies in stabbing at church

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



THE intervention of two clergymen was not enough to save the life of a 36-year-old woman who was stabbed to death in the washroom of a church in Chaguanas on Thursday evening. Fabiola Ramona Chacon was stabbed multiple times in the chest by a man who had threatened to end her life a week ago. […]




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Suspect to be evaluated in Coudersport church shooting

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments



COUDERSPORT — A Coudersport man will undergo a mental health evaluation before his preliminary hearing on charges he murdered his ex-wife during a church service. Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson said the preliminary hearing for 52-year-old Gregory Eldred, of Dutch Hill Road, will be postponed indefinitely until the evaluation is finished. Eldred is jailed […]




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Flint parishioners, city leaders shaken by church homicide; they say ideas needed to stem violence

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



FLINT, MI – Sharon Mixon said Saturday’s shooting that left one person dead during a funeral service inside a church on Flint’s north side is unheard of even in a city that has seen nearly 200 homicides in a little more than three years. “It’s hard everywhere, but going into a church was crossing the […]




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Flint police identify church shooting victim as 28-year-old man

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



FLINT, MI — Police have identified 28-year-old Steven Edward Lawson as the man who was shot and killed Saturday afternoon during a funeral service at a church on King Avenue. Officers were called at 2:20 p.m. for a shooting at Full Gospel Christian Church on King near Home Avenue and found Lawson not responding with […]




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Flint church shooting witness: “Everybody was getting under the pews”

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



FLINT, MI — A witness inside a Flint church said shots rang out just as the funeral service for the city's 66th homicide of victim of 2012 was getting underway. "Everybody got on the floor," said Darrin Laury. "Everybody was getting under the pews." Laury, 43, of Flint was inside Full Gospel Christian Church at […]




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Police: World Changers victim was shot 12 times

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments



A Riverdale man charged with murder shot his supervisor a dozen times during a prayer meeting at the World Changers Church International, police testified Friday. Floyd Palmer faced a judge for the first time since he allegedly shot and killed Gregory McDowell at the College Park mega-church on the morning of Oct. 24. During the […]




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In Death Row interview, pastor’s killer admits to ‘anger problems’

| December 23, 2012 | 0 Comments



LIVINGSTON — Steven Lawayne Nelson sat calmly in a tiny visiting cage on Texas' Death Row, displaying none of the violent murderer described in psychological evaluations as a man hooked on mayhem. Nelson savagely beat and suffocated a young pastor at an Arlington church. He was later accused of strangling a mentally ill inmate while […]




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Gunman kills woman at Pa. church, 2 men elsewhere

| December 21, 2012 | 0 Comments



HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man fatally shot a woman decorating for a children's Christmas party at a tiny church hall and killed two men elsewhere in a rural township on Friday before he was shot dead in a gunfight with state troopers. Three troopers in patrol cars were injured in a pursuit that began […]




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Florida Church Shooting: Man Dead in Apparent Suicide, Woman Wounded, Police Say

| December 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



A Florida church service ended in tragedy Sunday afternoon when outside the church building, a man shot a woman multiple times, then killed himself, authorities and witnesses say. Hundreds of congregants were exiting the sanctuary at Faith Center Church in Sunrise, Fla., just before 1 p.m., when the man began opening fire at the woman, […]




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Community coming together after fatal shooting

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



POTTER COUNTY, Pa. — More than 24 hours after the shooting, there was still a sense of disbelief. "I prayed. It's never a good sign when you see police going into church on a Sunday morning," said Reverend Scott Ogden of Park United Methodist Church. Reverend Scott Ogden was finishing up his mass at his […]




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Gregory Eldred, Elementary School Music Teacher, Fatally Shoots Ex-Wife Darlene Sitler At Church: Police

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



PITTSBURGH — An elementary school music teacher shot his ex-wife while she played the organ during church service and, after leaving briefly, returned and shot her again to ensure she was dead, police said. Congregants eventually overpowered Gregory Eldred, ending the shooting Sunday at the First United Presbyterian Church of Coudersport, about 140 miles northeast […]




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FBI says Page acted alone in Sikh temple shootings

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments



Wade Michael Page acted alone when he fatally shot six worshippers and injured four others in his rampage at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek on Aug. 5, the FBI said Tuesday. In its statement, the FBI said it found no evidence to suggest the attack was "directed or facilitated by any white […]




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Family Members of Man Slain Outside Church Speak Out

| November 11, 2012 | 0 Comments



Officials joined family members of a man shot and killed outside a Westlake district church in an appeal to the public for information about the slaying. Andres Ordonez, 25, of Los Angeles was killed, and a man in his 40s was wounded in the shooting outside the Principe de Paz church in the 3000 block […]




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