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LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A state appeals court has refused to reduce the $1 million bond for a man accused of fatally shooting a Lake Charles pastor in front of his congregation during a revival service in September.

The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/18xrPFr ) that Woodrow Karey's attorneys asked the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal on Friday to lower his bond to $150,000, but the court denied the request later in the day.

Karey's lawyers argue that his $1 million bond is "unconstitutionally excessive."

Karey has remained jailed since his arrest in the Sept. 27 shooting death of Ronald C. Harris, who was the pastor of Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center.

A grand jury indicted Karey on a manslaughter charge on Nov. 14.