East Texas pastor charged with killing nephew

East Texas pastor charged with killing nephew

An East Texas pastor has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his nephew outside the minister's church.

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 3:37 PM

BON WIER, Texas -- An East Texas pastor has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his nephew outside the minister's church.

KFDM-TV reports a judge in Newton on Monday set bond at $100,000 for 64-year-old Rev. Luther Jones of Bon Wier. The Newton County Sheriff's Office says Jones posted bail and was freed.

Investigators say 34-year-old Curtis P. Jones was shot Sunday morning while in an SUV outside his uncle's church -- Belgrade Baptist Church in Bon Wier, about 145 miles northeast of Houston. Autopsy results are pending.

Investigators did not immediately release a possible motive for the shooting. Relatives told KFDM that the two men had a history of arguing.

Jail records did not list an attorney for the minister.

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