East Texas pastor charged with killing nephew

By: From Wire Reports, KFDM-TV
By: From Wire Reports, KFDM-TV

BON WIER, Texas (AP) - An East Texas pastor has been charged with murder in the shooting of his nephew outside of his church.

KFDM-TV reports a judge in Newton on Monday set bond at $100,000 for 64-year-old Rev. Luther Jones of Bon Wier. The Newton County Sheriff's Office says Jones posted bail.

Investigators say 34-year-old Curtis P. Jones was shot Sunday morning while in an SUV outside his uncle's church - Belgrade Baptist Church in Bon Wier, about 145 miles northeast of Houston. Autopsy results are pending.

Investigators did not immediately release a possible motive for the shooting. The victim's sister, Juanita Jones, says the men had a long-running family feud. She declined to elaborate.

Jail records did not list an attorney for the minister.

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