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Friday, August 8, 2008

Pastor Murders 85-Year-Old Man for Money

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Howard Douglas Porter, 57, a former pastor of Hickman Community Church, is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole for murder for financial gain and murder of a witness.

Porter's victim was Frank Craig, an 85-year-old bachelor who had squirreled away a lifetime of savings, and inherited $2 million from a life insurance policy. Porter befriended him and offered to build an agriculatural museum, which would house Craig's collection of antique agricultural tools. Then Porter staged two car wrecks, the first left Craig unable to walk and the second killed him. Porter spent Craig's money and even sold his home, but ground was never broken for the museum project.

According to CNN, Porter "...was convicted Monday of first-degree murder, embezzlement, elder abuse and attempted murder."

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