- Associated Press - Saturday, August 26, 2017

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The man accused of shooting a Louisiana pastor has been released from jail, after four years behind bars and no trial.

The American Press reports Woodrow Karey Jr. was released Thursday when state District Judge Clayton Davis reduced his bond from $500,000 to $50,000.

Karey is accused of walking into Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center during a revival service Sept. 27, 2013, and shooting 51-year-old Rev. Ronald Harris Sr. twice. Karey surrendered, claiming Harris had raped his wife

Karey was indicted for manslaughter but prosecutors took the case back to a grand jury, resulting in a second-degree murder charge. The Louisiana Supreme Court later threw out the murder indictment.

Defense attorney Adam Johnson said his client has been waiting for a trial date for four years and “enough is enough.”


Information from: American Press, https://www.americanpress.com

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