Terry Sedlacek's day of death when he killed Pastor Fred Winters
Terry Sedlacek, the man charged with the death of Pastor Fred Winters at the First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illionois had marked the day as a 'day of death' in his notebook before he walked into the church with the intent to kill Pastor Fred Winters.
William Mudge, the Madison County State's attorney said words to that effect were in Sedlacek's day planner. Sedlacek has been charged with first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery, as he also stabbed Terry Bullard and Keith Melton, two church goers.
Winters had been preaching for a while when the gunman approached him, Melton told CNN.
"It just seemed a lot out of place for someone to be walking to the front to take a seat at that point in the service," Melton said.
When the two men confronted Sedlacek, he tried to fire his gun at them, but it jammed. He then tried to get away, but the church goers wouldn't let him.
Sedlacek is being treated in hospital for knife wounds.
It is still not known why he wanted to kill the Pastor, but he has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, however this is not known to cause violent behaviour.