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Steven Nelson

Steven Lawayne Nelson takes the witness stand to testify in his own defense in his capital murder trial on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas. Nelson, 25, faces the death penalty if convicted in last year’s death of the Rev. Clint Dobson, 28. Nelson was “like a predator seeking prey. He walked less than a mile from his home to the church and decided to take that car,” prosecutor Page Simpson told the jury in Fort Worth. “We don’t know how he got into that church, but at some point, a struggle ensues.” Nelson threatened Dobson with what looked like a gun and hit him after the two struggled, Simpson said. The minister was tied up and died by suffocating from a plastic bag. The church’s 63-year-old secretary was tied up and severely beaten. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Joyce Marshall) MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT

Steven Nelson