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Ex-pastor on trial in shooting of North Carolina couple

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina minister is being tried on charges that he wounded an ex-girlfriend and killed her new boyfriend with close-range gunshots.

Tim Crumitie faces charges that he ambushed the couple in August 2016 before dawn at their Charlotte apartment, according to The Charlotte Observer . He's charged with murder, attempted murder, assault and kidnapping.

Prosecutors say the former pastor of a Kannapolis church waited behind the door of the couple's apartment and shot Michael Gretsinger twice in the head, with the man dying days later. Authorities say he kidnapped his former girlfriend, Kimberly Cherry, eventually shooting her too, but she survived.

On Monday, prosecutors played jurors a recording of Cherry speaking to a 911 operator after she eventually got free. She said the person who shot her was named "Tim."

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