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Louisiana man cleared in shooting death of pastor

5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Wednesday, April 11 2018 Apr 11, 2018 April 11, 2018 8:45 PM April 11, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: CNN
LAKE CHARLES (AP) - A Louisiana man accused of killing a pastor as he preached in his southwest Louisiana church has been found not guilty in the slaying.
  
KPLC-TV reports jurors began deliberating about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the case involving 58-year-old Woodrow Karey Jr. and reached a verdict about three hours later.
  
Karey admitted killing 51-year-old Pastor Ronald Harris, saying the man had raped his wife for years. He faced a manslaughter charge for twice shooting Harris at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center during a revival service Sept. 27, 2013.
  
Prosecutors said Harris was having an affair with Karey's wife and described her as a liar who got caught violating her marriage vows.
  
Karey testified Tuesday that Harris was a threat to his family, noting text messages from Harris to his wife.

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