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Missouri pastor charged with murdering parishioner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Missouri pastor being held in South Carolina has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of one of his former parishioners.

A Jackson County grand jury indicted 50-year-old David K. Love last Friday on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal in the death of Randy Stone, according to the Jackson County prosecutor’s office.

The office, which announced the indictment Wednesday, said no details would be released about what led to the charges because Love was indicted by a grand jury.

Love was being held in Spartanburg, S.C., after his arrest Tuesday in Boiling Springs, S.C.

Love fought extradition back to Missouri during a hearing in South Carolina on Wednesday. But the Jackson County Prosecutor’s office said additional paperwork had been started to have Love returned to Missouri, and that Love would likely be back in Kansas City in about 20 days.

Jackson County Jim Kanatzar said he didn’t know if Love had a lawyer. Online court records listing the charges against Love didn’t indicate he had an attorney.

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