Kaillyn Harris, 26, who is responsible for last week’s shooting that resulted in the death of Prichard, Alabama pastor’s wife Grace Carter during bible study has been arrested and detained after turning herself in with tearful apology.
On December 28, the group at Everlasting Life Holiness Church heard a loud pop that they initially thought was the crackle of a speaker. After Carter collapsed and emergency medical personnel arrived on the scene, an investigator noticed a bullet hole in the church’s door, and it was discovered that Carter had been killed by a stray bullet. She was 65 years old.
Harris later turned herself in and taken into custody, Harris tearfully told reporters, “I’m sorry and I didn’t intend to do this. Anybody who knows me, know I got a good heart. And I ain’t intend to do this. Can y’all please forgive me?”
Harris, who was on probation for insurance fraud, has been charged with murder and shooting into an occupied building. She has not been granted bail.
“[Grace] would do anything she could for anyone. She’s a kind woman, and I believe she’s gone home to live with the Lord. I miss her. I love her,” said Carter’s husband, Cecil Carter Sr., following the incident.
Cecil and Grace had been long time members of Everlasting Life Holiness Church, and Cecil is set to begin his own pastorate at another church later this month. The couple had been married for 35 years.
Police Chief Walter Knight. “It’s just such a tragic event that happened that altered the lives of two families.”