Police: Pastor stabbed to death by parishioner in California

Police say a 68-year-old Northern California pastor was stabbed to death at his home after meeting with a parishioner.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2mtcD5K ) Wednesday that police found Herbert Valero suffering from a stab wound to his neck Tuesday night. He died at the scene.

Valero was a pastor for the Victory Outreach Church in Salinas.

Police say Valero told relatives he was going outside to meet with one of his parishioners, 37-year-old Servando Ayala Silva. A few minutes later, Valero ran into the house holding his neck. He said Silva stabbed him. Family members called 911.

Silva left the scene, but returned a later.

Silva was arrested without incident and booked into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of homicide. The motive for the stabbing is unknown.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, http://www.sfgate.com