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John Douglas White : Pastor Who Killed His Neighbor on Halloween Commits Suicide in Prison

Posted: 12:21 PM, Aug 28, 2013
Updated: 2013-08-28 12:26:13-04

gay-murderMOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – According to the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department John Douglas White has committed suicide while in prison.

White was sentenced to 675 months (56 ¼ years) to 85 years in prison, with credit for 169 days served, for 2nd degree murder of Rebekah Gay.

White pleaded guilty admitting that he beat and strangled his neighbor while her three-year son slept in the next room.

Rebekah Gay was beaten and strangled October 31, 2012. Her body was later found in a ditch near her home in Mount Pleasant.