A 55-year-old pastor confessed to killing his next door neighbor, who was also the daughter of his fiancée, inside her Michigan trailer home.
Authorities said Pastor John D. White admitted to killing 24-year-old Rebekah Gay in her trailer in rural Isabella County on Wednesday and then fantazied about having sex with her dead body.
White is said to have repeatedly hit Gay in the head with a mallet before strangling her with a zip tie. He then removed her clothes before discarding her body in the woods. When he was finished, he went to Gay’s trailer home where he got her three-year-old son dressed for Halloween.
Police found Gay’s body in a wooded area close to her home.
Reports say White, who is a pastor at a 14 member church, was convicted of manslaughter and served 12 years in prison for killing a 26 year old woman in Kalamazoo County. He was released from prison in 2007.