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California Pastor Fatally Stabbed To Death

  Salinas – A 68-year-old pastor was fatally stabbed at his home Tuesday night when he went outside to pray with a parishioner, police said.  Before he died, the...

california pastor killed

 

Salinas – A 68-year-old pastor was fatally stabbed at his home Tuesday night when he went outside to pray with a parishioner, police said.

 Before he died, the victim told his family the parishioner had stabbed him.
When officers arrived to a report of a victim stabbed in the 1500 block of Verona Court at 7:50 p.m., they found Herbert Valero, known as “Pastor Herb,” suffering from a stab wound to the neck. Officers performed CPR until medical personnel arrived, but Valero was pronounced dead at the scene. Salinas police Cmdr. Stanley Cooper said detectives continued gathering information and conducting interviews to figure out why Valero was killed.

“That’s one of the things we’re not sure if truly we’re ever going to be able to answer,” he said. “At the time of the stabbing, it was only the two of them that were out in front of the pastor’s house.”

Valero, a pastor for the Victory Outreach Church in Salinas, was meeting with one of his parishioners, 37-year-old Servando Ayala Silva. Valero told his family he was going to be outside, praying with Silva. A few minutes later, Valero ran back into the house holding his neck saying Silva had stabbed him. Valero’s family called 911 as Silva fled in a white, full-size truck.

 

 

 

Source: Mercury News/Tommy Wright

Photo: Victory Outreach International/Facebook

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  • Pam
    18 March 2017 at 5:05 p03

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