Brother charged in pastor’s killing pleads not guilty

Associated Press

Dayton, Ohio — The brother of an Ohio pastor who was shot in a church office as services were ending Sunday has pleaded not guilty in the slaying.

Daniel Schooler’s bail was set at $1 million Wednesday. A message was left Thursday for the public defender who represented him.

The Dayton Daily News reports the 68-year-old Schooler sat silently in a wheelchair during the video arraignment.

He is charged with aggravated murder and other counts in the shooting of the Rev. William B. Schooler at St. Peter’s Missionary Baptist Church in Dayton. Police say the minister’s wife witnessed the last shot, and Daniel Schooler waited there to be arrested.

Records indicate he has a history of violence and previously sued his brother over an inheritance dispute five years ago.