Eureka Police investigate the murder of Reverend Eric Freed outside of St. Bernard Church in Eureka, California on January 1, 2014. Police investigating the killing of a popular Catholic priest in a ... more 
Eureka Police investigate the murder of Reverend Eric Freed outside of St. Bernard Church in Eureka, California on January 1, 2014. Police investigating the killing of a popular Catholic priest in a Northern California town are seeking a man who is believed to have beaten to death the cleric shortly after being released from custody, officials said on Thursday. The body of Father Eric Freed of St. Bernard Catholic Parish in the Northern California coastal town of Eureka was found on Wednesday morning in the church's rectory, police said. An arrest warrant in the murder of Freed has been obtained for Gary Lee Bullock, 42, Eureka police said in a statement. Picture taken January 1, 2014. REUTERS/Nick Adams (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW RELIGION) less 
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Thu, Jan 2, 2014 4:00 PM EST