A Catholic Priest was stabbed to demise in his Church on Sunday.
Father Stephen Gutgsell, 65, was fatally stabbed at his rectory at St. John the Baptist parish in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska.
Authorities discovered Gutgsell after he the assault. He was taken to the hospital however died from his accidents.
Police additionally discovered the suspect, a 43-year-old black male from Sioux Metropolis, contained in the Church.
FORT CALHOUN, Neb. (KTIV) – A Sioux Metropolis man has been arrested and charged with homicide after a Nebraska priest was killed early Sunday morning in his place of residence.
This occurred in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska in Washington County, a small city outdoors of Omaha.
Police say they discovered of an tried break-in round 5 A.M. on the rectory of “Saint John the Baptist Church” in Fort Calhoun. Deputies discovered Father Gutgsell affected by accidents after being stabbed.
In addition they discovered a black male suspect contained in the rectory, in response to authorities.
The suspect was recognized as Kierre L. Williams, 43 of Sioux Metropolis, Iowa. He was arrested by Washington County Sheriff and charged with homicide.
The Archdiocese of Omaha mentioned the church was closed for now they usually additionally launched a press release about Father Gutgsell:
“The Archdiocese of Omaha is praying for Father Stephen Gutgsell, who was assaulted throughout an invasion on the rectory of St. John the Baptist parish in Fort Calhoun early Sunday morning. Father Gutgsell was transported to Nebraska Medication in Omaha, the place he died of his accidents. The Washington County Sheriff’s Workplace is investigating, and there are not any additional particulars presently. Please be a part of Archbishop George Lucas in prayer for the repose of Father Gutgsell, for his household, and for the St. John the Baptist parish neighborhood on this tragic time.” as reported by KTIV 4 News.
The Omaha World-Herald reported that Father Gutgsell positioned a name to 911 about 5 a.m. and mentioned somebody was making an attempt to interrupt into the rectory. Deputies arrived inside minutes and located Gutgsell affected by stab wounds. The suspect was nonetheless on the scene.
Father Gutgsell pleaded responsible in 2007 to embezzlement from a earlier church he was assigned to. After probation and paying restitution, he was ultimately transferred to a different church.
Police don’t consider his homicide is expounded to his previous crime.
Praying for everlasting repose for Fr Gutgsell, for the parishioners of St John the Baptist in Fort Calhoun, and for a cease to mindless acts of violence like this. https://t.co/KL9JslcN57 by way of @owhnews
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