- Associated Press - Friday, January 9, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Prosecutors are deciding whether to file new charges or appeal a judge’s order dismissing an indictment in the fatal shooting of a pastor during a Lake Charles revival service in 2013.

The American Press reports (https://bit.ly/1BIn8pQ ) that State District Court Judge Clayton Davis dismissed a second-degree murder indictment Tuesday.

District Attorney John DeRosier says he has 30 days to appeal the dismissal or file new charges.

Authorities say Woodrow Karey fatally shot Ronald J. Harris at Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center on Sept. 27, 2013. Karey turned himself in. Court records show Karey alleges that Harris raped his wife.

Karey remains in the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

On Nov. 14, 2013, a grand jury returned a manslaughter indictment. A second grand jury, on June 26, returned an indictment of second-degree murder.


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