A Louisiana judge has agreed to toss out a second-degree murder indictment against a man accused of killing a Lake Charles pastor in 2013 over the alleged rape of his wife.
KPLC TV reports Judge Clayton Davis made the ruling Tuesday.
A defense attorney for Woodrow Karey had claimed the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office reneged on a deal when the case was presented to a second grand jury.
Karey allegedly shot Harris at the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center during a revival service.
Karey’s wife had filed a rape complaint against Harris two days earlier.
Authorities say there was a relationship between Karey’s wife and Harris, but did not say whether it was consensual.
Karey remains in custody. The DA’s office hasn’t commented on the ruling.
SOURCE: The Associated Press