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A judge today delayed the preliminary hearing for a man charged in the torturing murder of a Chattanooga pastor.
General Sessions Court Judge Bob Moon reset Antonio Henry’s hearing for Nov. 3. He also revoked Henry’s bond.
Henry admitted in exclusive jailhouse interviews with the Chattanooga Times Free Press that he hit the Rev. David Strong with a stick but said he did not kill the pastor. Henry, 25, and his cousin Brendan Barnes, 16, are charged with felony murder and especially aggravated robbery. According to an autopsy, Strong was stabbed multiple times and beaten. His body was discovered Oct. 10 at his home on Glenwood Drive.
Henry appeared in court in a red jail jumpsuit and shackles.
The judge warned him about talking about the case.
“You will do well to exercise your 5th amendment right and only discuss with your attorneys matters in this case,” Moon told Henry.
Cris Helton, who is a private attorney, is assigned to the case, which will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Neal Pinkston.
Read more in tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Joan Garrett McClane has been a staff writer for the Times Free Press since August 2007. Before becoming a general assignment writer for the paper, she wrote about business, higher education and the court systems. She grew up the oldest of five sisters near Birmingham, Ala., and graduated with a master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from the University of Alabama. Before landing her first full-time job as a reporter at the Times Free Press, ...