Pastor Stabbed To Death And Dumped Miles From The Crime Scene. Suspect Now In Cuffs.

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Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

May 23 2022, Published 8:37 a.m. ET

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A man is accused of stabbing a pastor to death and then abandoning her body several miles from his home, according to a report.

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Last week, police in Dekalb County, Georgia, arrested Christopher Devonta Griggs, 27, in connection to the murder of Rev. Martia Harrell, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Harrell was the pastor at Connections at Metropolitan United Methodist Church.

She was found dead on May 18 along a secluded road.

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Police said they believed Griggs stabbed Harrell to death in his home and then drove her to the location she was found, according to the Journal-Constitution.

Investigators identified Griggs as the suspect, and he was arrested. Though, authorities have not released a motive for the killing.

Griggs was charged with murder and arson and is being held in jail without bond.


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