Calcasieu

Nov 14, 2013 6:12 PM

Suspect accused of killing pastor is indicted on a lesser charge

The man accused of shooting a pastor during a service will face a manslaughter charge instead of a murder charge. The Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's office says Woodrow Karey killed Pastor Ronald J. Harris Senior in a Lake Charles church in September. The grand jury met today and indicted him on the lesser charge; he was originally charged with second-degree murder.

Deputies say Karey's wife filed a rape complaint against Harris two days before the shooting. Authorities say there was a relationship between Karey's wife and Harris, but did not say whether it was consensual.

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