Pair charged in slaying of pastor due in court
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A man and his teenage cousin charged in the torture slaying of a Chattanooga pastor return to court for a hearing on the case.
The earlier delayed status hearing is set Wednesday for 26-year-old Antonio Henry and 16-year-old Brendan Barnes. The teen is also being prosecuted as an adult on charges of first-degree murder and especially aggravated robbery in the slaying of the Rev. David Strong.
The 55-year-old Strong was pastor at St. Paul AME Church in Chattanooga when police found his battered and slashed body Oct. 10 at his home.
An investigator has said Barnes told police that the pastor while being tortured asked God to forgive his attackers.
Police said there is video of Strong's bank card being used after his death.
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