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AT2W Replay: Ex-TN Pastor and His Girlfriend Charged with Plot to Kill His wife, Wife Supports Husband

pastor Edward Paul “Eddie” Mallonee,

Former TN Pastor and His Girlfriend Charged with Plot to Kill His wife

AT2W Replay from June 2013:

If you can believe this, then you weren’t born yesterday, at least in the mind, that is. We have certainly heard it all now. Why would a pastor’s wife defend her husband who planned to kill her along with his girlfriend.

CP reported that the pastor’s father-in-law, wife and members came to support him in court.

“One thing I would say is Mr. Mallonee, who has been married almost 34 years now, his wife and his entire family stand with him. What I know is what everybody in this community knows, is that what he’s meant to this community in building the biggest church in Obion County,”

Time Free Press reports:

A former Union City pastor and a woman who was part of his congregation are charged with plotting to kill his wife.

The Union City Daily Messenger reports that 54-year-old Edward Paul “Eddie” Mallonee and 40-year-old Shelley Shannon Moran of Franklin were indicted Monday in Obion County.

 

Both are charged with conspiring for more than two years to commit first-degree murder and attempt to commit first-degree murder by poisoning his wife, Cathy.

 

Edward Paul “Eddie” Mallonee, pastor plots wife's murder

According to the indictment, Mrs. Mallonee was apparently doing mission work in Honduras, and the alleged plan was to travel there and poison her drink. However, the plan never came to fruition.

Mallonee pastored Second Baptist Church from August 1997 until his resignation this past February. Sources say Shelley Shannon was a ‘one time girlfriend and church member and this led to his resignation. Church members stated that two days before his resignation he confessed to the congregation that he was ‘sinning’.

 

Authorities said Ms. Moran surrendered herself for booking at 10:59 a.m. Tuesday at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex and was released at 11:55 a.m. after posting a $10,000 bond through a bondsman.

The conspiracy and attempt to commit first-degree murder charges pending against him are both Class A felonies, while the facilitation charge is a Class B felony and the reckless endangerment charge is a Class E felony, according to the indictment.

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