*A South Texas Pentecostal minister has pleaded guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of his wife a little more than a year ago, says the Associated Press.
Julio Cesar Perez is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday in state district court in Brownsville. The Brownsville Herald reported that, under terms of his plea deal, prosecutors would recommend a 45-year prison sentence for the 42-year-old minister in the death of his 39-year-old wife, Sonia Perez.
The minister had originally been charged with capital murder. He is the last of six men to admit to their roles in a plot to kill the Rio Hondo schoolteacher. The triggerman in the case, Daniel Lopez, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his guilty plea.
*Line dancing has made its way into the church. One of its biggest enthusiasts, Christopher Page (pictured) will attempt to slide onto the pages of the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest Gospel line dance.
A DC-area pastor and step dancing fanatic, Page is the creator of the “Sanctified Slide.” He decided to go for the record in celebration of his fortieth birthday on December 23.
The minister, along with some of his favorite line dance groups from across the country, will perform his critically acclaimed Gospel line dance 40 consecutive times. The event will take place in January 2011 in the Washington DC area.
In addition to celebrating his 40th birthday, Page, who is a spokesman for Donate Life America and the National Office of Transplantation, will use this Guinness Book of World Records event as a platform to encourage more African Americans and Christians to commit to becoming organ donors. There will be a workshop on organ donation and onsite organ donation registration. Page will also give appreciation gifts to every registered organ donor who attends the event.
If you haven’t seen it, check out the “Sanctified Slide”: