Local youth minister confesses to murder

February 16, 2008 7:16:24 PM PST
A youth minister who decided he could no longer keep his secret told authorities he fatally stabbed a convenience clerk 13 years ago. Calvin Wayne Inman of suburban Pasadena surrendered to police and said he committed the crime as a 16-year-old in 1994. He was ordained as a youth minister earlier this year and served at the 800-member Elim Church.

Inman was arrested Wednesday and charged with capital murder. He is being held at Harris County Jail without bond.

Earlier this month, Inman told authorities he and a 13-year-old friend planned to rob a grocery store on August 14th, 1994. The store's clerk, Iqbal Ahmed, asked for identification. That's when Inman said he produced a large kitchen knife and stabbed Ahmed in the chest.

Ahmed died at the store. The two teens fled, and the case remained unsolved.

Ron Nissen, pastor of the Pentecostal church, said Inman told him about the stabbing several weeks ago. The pastor he encouraged the 29-year-old to surrender.

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