Son of slain Alabama preacher arrested in Texas

Son of slain Alabama preacher arrested in Texas
Shannon Xavier Pearson is accused of killing his father and trying to kill his mother. (Source: Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office)

BUTLER, Ala. (AP) - The son of a slain Alabama preacher has been arrested on a murder charge in the killing of his father.

The Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office says Shannon Xavier Pearson was arrested Monday by federal marshals in Plano, Texas. A news release says he’s being held on a cash bond of $1 million in the shooting death of his father, the Rev. Tim Pearson.

The 25-year-old man also is charged with trying to kill his mother, who was seriously injured.

Deputies were called about the shooting around midnight on Jan. 8. The sheriff’s office says a woman who surrendered on the day of the shooting also is charged.

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