Pastor charged with murder of man he eulogized
Note to persons of the cloth, if you kill someone in a car accident, don't give the eulogy, it looks really suspicious.
Rev. Howard Douglas Porter killed his 85-year-old friend in a watery car crash and presided over his funeral. Authorities speculate that Porter killed the man to get access to a multi-million-dollar trust fund.
Investigators said they believe Porter first tried to kill Craig in 2002 when he veered his truck off a rural road and struck an oak tree. The crash crippled Craig, but did not initially raise suspicions.
In April 2004, Porter plunged his pickup truck into an irrigation canal, Singh said. Craig drowned, while Porter walked away from the crash.
"The first crash we had investigated as an accident," Singh said. "But after the second one, the family came to us and said there was something more going on." [AP]
Porter was arrested on his way back from a missionary trip to Mexico.