Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Motive established in the murder of Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr.

I posted on the murder of Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. yesterday. At the time of my post, there was no motive established for the crime. The motive is interesting and fits the theme of my posts on hypocrisy. The wife of deacon Woodrow Karey had filed a rape compliant against the pastor two days before the murder.

The wife of a deacon accused of gunning down a pastor during a church service had filed a rape complaint against the preacher two days before he was fatally shot, a Louisiana sheriff said today.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said investigators are trying to determine whether the deacon's wife had a consensual relationship with the pastor or if she had been the vicitim of an assault.

"We are looking at the possibility of that as a motive," Mancuso told ABCNews.com.

Source: Sheriff: Suspect's Wife Filed Rape Charge Against Pastor Before Shooting by Alyssa Newcomb

After allegedly shooting Pastor Harris at range, Woodrow Karey allegedly walked up to the pastor and shot him again at close range. I'd say the murder was personal and I would also say the murder qualifies for a listing under Clergy Sexual Abuse.