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Jury Finds OKC Metro Pastor Guilty In Son-In-Law's Death

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53-year-old Michael Scott Elder is accused of killing his son in law, 27-year-old Gary Lance Davidson. 53-year-old Michael Scott Elder is accused of killing his son in law, 27-year-old Gary Lance Davidson.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

A jury deliberated into the late evening hours Friday to determine the fate of an Oklahoma City metro pastor accused in the death of his estranged son-in-law.

The deliberation ended just after 11 p.m. Friday night, and the jury found Michael Scott Elder, 53, guilty of first-degree manslaughter for the death of his son-in-law, 27-year-old Gary Lance Davidson.

The jury has recommended a 15-year sentence.

2/21/2013 Related Story: OKC Pastor Accused In Shooting Death Of Son-In-Law

In early February 2013, police responded to Davidson's home at the corner of N.W. 12th and Miller. Davidson was found alongside the curb, shot to death.

Court records show Davidson filed for divorce from Elder's daughter two days before the murder. They also reveal Elder's daughter was fighting over a truck while the couple were going through the divorce.

At the time of the shooting, police said there was some type of domestic altercation that broke out over the truck, and that led to shots being fired.

The formal sentencing will be held on April 28.

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