Suspects Charged With Murdering Pastor in Broad Daylight Attack

Two individuals, a 15-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man, have been indicted on charges of murder and robbery in connection with the death of Rev. Dr. Autura Eason-Williams. The murder victim was a pastor and superintendent of the United Methodist Church in Tennessee.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, Miguel Andrade, the 15-year-old, will be tried as an adult. The indictment comes after the deadly attack, which was reportedly captured on video.

Eason-Williams was found with gunshot wounds in her driveway and died at the hospital shortly after. The suspects allegedly carjacked Eason-Williams in broad daylight.

The D.A.’s office requested a $1 million bond for Eduard Rodriguez-Tabora at his preliminary hearing last October, which was granted. Prosecutors requested a $600,000 bond at the transfer hearing for Andrade. Instead, a bond of $200,000 was set by the court.

Rodriguez-Tabora remains in custody, while Andrade posted bond.

According to ABC 24, another teenager was also charged with the shooting and pleaded guilty in juvenile court.

In addition to studying ministry at Wesley Theological Seminary, Eason-Williams served as a pastor at Capleville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, two daughters, two sons, and many other loved ones.

It was unclear if the suspects had attorneys.