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Bible-Quoting Contest Turns Deadly

Fri., July 19, 1996

A man who lost an early-morning Bible-quoting contest killed the man who beat him, police said.

Gabel Taylor, 38, was shot once in the face outside his apartment Thursday.

Police are searching for the suspect, whose name was not released and who is believed to have left Dadeville, about 50 miles northeast of Montgomery, Police Chief Terry Wright said.

Taylor, a preacher’s brother and the suspect were comparing their Bible knowledge outside an apartment complex, each quoting different versions of the same passage, police said.

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