Prominent Pastor Testifies In Carjacking Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Prominent minister and gospel singer Marvin Winans has testified at a preliminary examination for three men charged with carjacking him at a Detroit gas station.

Winans is pastor of Detroit's Perfecting Church and delivered singer Whitney Houston's eulogy in February.

Twenty-year-olds Montoya Givens and Christopher Moorehead and 18-year-old Brian Young are charged with carjacking, unarmed robbery and conspiracy. The charges carry up to life in prison.

Winans was attacked May 16 while pumping gas. The robbers took his SUV, Rolex watch and cash. He testified that as he was being punched and kicked, one of his attackers said: "Get that money. Get that money."

The 54-year-old sustained bruises and scrapes.

A Detroit judge will decide if the suspects should stand trial.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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