There are a lot of heartless, hate-filled people commenting here. Some of you appear to be evil-spirited and not human. @clinthardwood, you're an a$$. Normal people would grieve over an 17 year old losing his life when it looks like he was trying to stop the fighting. Is he nothing because he just happened to be standing on the street with one of his fightinIg cousins? Is he nothing because he was poor?
In this story there appears to be one major idiot (Margaret Harris). Dominick is probably stunned from being hit in the head. He tries to walk away from the crowd. Maybe her car is in his path. He doesn't have a weapon, but she exits her car, aims and fires like she is at a western shootout. The adults on both sides should have squashed this nonsense between their kids. That's what they are foolish, immature kids.
Ms. Harris went looking for someone to kill. She trailed her daughters in a separate car, strapped. They could have easily gone on their store "field trip" where they would be unlikely to encounter their opponents. Ms. Harris judgment wasn't any better than her daughters. And she should pay for that.
Let's just say the murderer is telling the truth some what. Okay, he and his cousin hitch a ride to Pastor Strong's house. (He failed to mention what time.) He believed that Rev Strong might be gay, but Pastor Strong had not mustered the courage to approach him. The murderer takes his minor cousin along for "protection". Once Pastor Strong made the fatal mistake of propositioning the murderer, the murderer snapped. Surely he bound the Pastor's hands and feet before he beat, tortured and killed him. While the pastor was bound, what prevented the murderer/life-time criminal and his trusty understudy from escaping; even if he had to steal the car to do it? They stabbed the pastor eighteen times and slit his throat. But, he was just fine when they stepped over him and left. Oh, by the way did the murderer have a way back home? Did the pastor supposed to supply the ride? As for the murderer’s allegations, I don’t think that they are worthy of the front page. The accused is not alive to defend himself. We rely on the word of a man already convicted eleven times. Also, if it is the truth, someone else will probably come forth. I don’t believe that it is true because I believe the pastor would have higher standards of the type of partner he would pursue. Dealing with an unstable person would not be a very good way of keeping a secret. And if this is true he was very good at keeping this secret.
And to the comment about rumors,I have heard the rumor before, but have never heard a possible partner. Also, let's get real, in the black community and I believe in the white also, if a person reaches the age and 50 and has never been married, they are automatically gay.