Widow says man who killed Texas pastor was mentally ill
The man who rammed his car into a Fort Worth-area church then beat the pastor to death with an electric guitar apparently suffered from a mental illness, his widow said. Speaking Tuesday night after a prayer vigil for the Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., Shanellia Harris Birdow said she does not know why Derrick Anthony Birdow attacked the minister the previous day. She is a member of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill, but he had attended only a few times and did not know the pastor, she said.