- Aug 21, 2003
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- Chattanooga, TN
Animals. That was the thought I had to the two young men who committed this senseless crime. Two people have been charged in the killing of a local pastor, Chattanooga police said this morning.
Further reading shown that the two began beating the man after he refused to give up his PIN number for his credit (or debit) card. Now a lot of people would say go ahead give it up and be done with it and they'll leave after getting what they wanted. Yet as I thought about this... part of me said that instinct told the man that hey were going to kill him anyway, irregardless if he gave up his information. Having mangled the body so severely that police initially thought he was shot says it was the work of mindless animals. Oh, one of them being a 16 year old boy who hung around this 25 year-old and thus was badly influenced. Somehow I don't think so. Both had a hand in the beating, both were remorseless enough to attack a pastor/minister. No qualms about it just get the man and his money. If I were a judge I'd give the 25 year old the death penalty and have the 16 year old in prison until he was 21 and then sentence him to death as well. As vicious as this attack was it speaks loudly that there is no rehabilitation for these two. They don't deserve life in prison because they'll just enact their madness in there upon other inmates and guards. From the description of the wounds and the items listed that were used on the man, this was an act of sadism not illicit financial gain via robbery. So in essence... they're animals, having lost their humanity some where in their young lives. Very sad. Sometimes you just got to keep on fighting until it ends. Sounds to me like the pastor did just that... refusing to give up what the perps wanted. May he rest in peace.http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/oct/11/chattanooga-police-arrest-two-pastors-slaying/ Antonio Henry, 25, and a 16-year-old male were charged late last night with felony murder and especially aggravated homicide for the killing of Pastor David Strong, according to a police department news release. Police said Henry told them he struck Strong with a stick and saw the 16-year-old stab Strong several times. Henry also told police he bound Strong's wrists, but the 16-year-old told police he was the one who struck Strong with the stick and Henry did the stabbing. Police said they believe Strong was killed either Monday or Tuesday of last week. The two conspired to rob Strong of money and valuables but ended up viciously beating, stabbing and strangling the pastor, according to a news release.