Sheriff Describes Motives of Deacon Who Shot Pastor to Death During Revival Service

Story takes an even sadder turn.

The tragic story of a former deacon who shot his pastor Friday night at a revival service in Louisiana just got more tragic.

Sheriff Tony Mancuso told reporters that pastor Ronald Harris may have had a sexual relationship with the wife of suspect Woodrow Karey—and it may not have been consensual.

"Deputies say they were told by [Karey that] he intercepted some 'inappropriate text messages' from his wife to the pastor," KATC reported today. "The sheriff says he has not confirmed that yet because they still need to get a search warrant to look through the phone. Kerry allegedly confronted his wife, and then on Wednesday she filed a rape complaint on Harris."

Harris was singing at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center when Karey, 53, walked in and shot the pastor twice with a shotgun in front of more than 60 people. Harris's 31-year-old daughter was among five backing vocalists at the time. Talisha Harris said her father fell right in front ...

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