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Atlanta Pastor Killed & Set On Fire By Former Inmate She Was Mentoring

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Rev. Marita Harrell, 57, Killed & Set On Fire By Former Inmate She Was Mentoring

Rev. Marita Harrell, 57, Killed & Set On Fire By Former Inmate She Was Mentoring

A Gregoria pastor was allegedly fatally stabbed and set on fire by a then-former inmate who she had been mentoring. The tragic event happened last week.

According to Oxygen True Crime, Christopher Devonta Griggs, 27, has been charged for the murder of Rev. Marita Harrell, 57.

He was arrested last Thursday.

Police said Pastor Harrell was mentoring and counseling Devonta at his home, when he murdered her. He put her body in her car and then set it on fire.

The authorities found the vehicle, along with her body, several miles down the road a day later.

Police determined that Devonta stabbed Pastor Harrel with a kitchen knife before setting her on fire.

A motive for the murder hasn’t been released by law enforcement yet.

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