Ohio Man Found Guilty of Murder in Pastor Brother’s Slaying

Pastor William Schooler (Courtesy: St Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio man charged with fatally shooting his pastor brother in a church office as Sunday services were ending has been found guilty of murder.

Daniel Schooler (Photo: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL)

A jury also found 69-year-old Daniel Schooler guilty Wednesday of felonious assault in the Feb. 28, 2016, shooting death of the Rev. William Schooler in Dayton.

The jury found him not guilty of an aggravated murder charge.

Schooler testified he went to the church to discuss a lawsuit about what he said was his inheritance. He said he feared for his life and shot 70-year-old William Schooler in self-defense after his brother reached toward him.

Prosecutors said Daniel Schooler went to the church angry and with a handgun.

Schooler’s attorney, Jay Carter, says they are evaluating issues for a possible appeal.

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