Former Pentecostal pastor Julio Cesar Parez was sentenced to 45 years in prison for arranging for the murder of his wife, a school teacher. The motive was greed. He wanted the $120,000 insurance policy.
The minister promised a gunman $3,000 in exchange for shooting his wife. The shooter, Daniel Lopez, told the court at his plea hearing that he hid in the back of her van late in March last year, forced her off the road on Robles Road near Rio Hondo and shot her.
Lopez was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Source: Minister gets 45 years for arranging wife's murder by Madeline Buckley
Who kills someone for $3,000? I have trouble understanding this kind of crime. How does a man of God turn on their wife with murderous intent? How does murder, greed, and conspiracy factor into the life of a pastor? What gospel was he studying? Is this what Pentecostals preach?