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Court denies lowering bond for accused killer

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - The state Supreme Court has denied Woodrow Karey's appeal for a bond reduction.

Karey is accused of shooting pastor Ronald Harris in Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center on Sept. 27. State court Judge Clayton Davis lowered bond from $1 million to $500,000 after a grand jury indicted Karey on a manslaughter charge rather than second-degree murder, for which he was arrested.

Defense attorneys Todd Clemons and Adam Johnson previously said they were seeking a $150,000 bond.

Karey's wife filed a rape complaint against Harris two days before the shooting.

Authorities say there was a relationship between Karey's wife and Harris, but did not say whether it was consensual.

The Supreme Court issued its ruling last week.

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