Man Kills Ex-Wife During Church Service

COUDERSPORT, Pa. (December 3, 2012)—Gregory Eldred, 52, of Coudersport, Pa., was jailed Monday on charges stemming from the shooting death of his wife Sunday during a church service.

An attorney for the elementary school music teacher did not immediately return a call for comment Monday.

Eldred is charged with first-degree murder in Sunday's shooting of Darlene Sitler, 53, also of Coudersport.

Troopers from the Coudersport barracks did not immediately offer a description or explanation of the shooting at the First United Presbyterian Church where, the Bradford Era reports, Sitler served as organist and choir director.

Police say Eldred shot Sitler Sunday about 11:20 a.m. during a church service, but that nobody else was injured.

Others in the congregation grabbed Eldred and held him until officers arrived.


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