A pastor in Indiana is being heralded as a hero after saving the day by preventing a crime at a local discount store by pulling out his licensed handgun to stop an attempted robbery suspect.
Pastor Carl Sanders was walking into the Dollar General Store in Evansville, Ind. on Friday night to purchase a Gatorade when he was approached by a 25-year-old suspect, who appeared to be robbing a cashier. Minutes before Sanders' entrance, the suspect, Jermaine Dewayne Marshall, had ordered the cashier to open the cash register, and when the employee had refused, Marshall had struck him repeatedly in the face.
Marshall had wrapped a bandana around his face and was carrying an unknown object in his hand covered by a plastic bag that he was claiming to be a firearm. more >>
Two Christian pastors were murdered in separate attacks in Kenya on Sunday, officials shared, with one found with a Bible on his lap sitting in a chair, preparing for Sunday morning service.
"We found him with blood oozing from the head," choir member Morris Ali said of Pastor Charles Matole, leader of Mombasa's Vikwatani Redeemed Gospel Church, according to Sapa-AFP.
Ali added that Matole had received death threats by text message before the incident. more >>
Four people, including an eight-year-old girl, were killed outside a wedding ceremony at a Coptic Christian church in Cairo after masked gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire on Sunday night, local officials said.
The attack occurred when guests were leaving the Virgin Mary Church in Cairo's Waraa neighborhood, and is the latest violent incident against Christians in Egypt.
"What is happening is that all of Egypt is being targeted, not just the Christians," said Fr. Dawoud, a priest at the Virgin Mary Church. "Enough! People are getting sick and tired of this." more >>
A Colorado man, accused of beating a 70-year-old man to death, told his mother that he was God and that he had "killed the devil," after the alleged incident.
Zachery Joseph Cooper, 25, was arrested on October 15 and is believed to have beaten Tony Morales to death with a baseball bat, according to The Denver Post.
Cooper, who had recently been discharged from the military and suffers from mental illness, had been living at home with his mother, Janet Segura, and Morales, for whom she cared. more >>
An Indiana man will now have to live with a mountain of heartache and a fatherless grandson after he allegedly shot his 19-year-old son dead in front of the teen's pregnant girlfriend after a drunken argument over football last Sunday evening.
The Indiana Daily Student reports that the man, David Carrender, 49, is currently detained at the Morgan County Jail on a preliminary murder charge for shooting his 19-year-old son Wyatt Carrender. Morgan County Sheriff Robert Downey said it was likely the victim's father could face other charges including criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.
Police report that the teen was allegedly shot about 8:25 p.m. Sunday by his father after the two had watched a football game at Buffalo Wild Wings in Indianapolis with family and friends. more >>
A woman studying to become a Catholic nun in D.C. is being charged with murder after smothering her newborn son to death earlier this month.
Sosefina Amoa claimed she was unaware of the pregnancy before she delivered a baby boy on Oct. 10 at the Little Sisters of the Poor elderly care facility, according to ABC7.
The 26-year-old said "heard the child cry for two to three minutes" before worrying that someone would hear, and so she covered the baby's mouth with a wool garment, causing his suffocation. more >>