Taking responsibility for sin

Flock forgives minister who confesses to 1994 slaying


Calvin Wayne Inman, 29, remains jailed without bail since he was charged Wednesday with capital murder in the stabbing death of a convenience store clerk during a robbery. He was 16 at the time.

During Sunday's service at the 800-member Elim Church, congregants praised the recently ordained Inman as a born-again role model taking responsibility for his sin.

"He's a hero, really," said Kelley Graham, 24. "I don't know how many people would do what he did. The Bible says you just need to confess to God. Calvin took an extra step."

Inman went to authorities on February 5 and admitted that he stabbed Iqbal Ahmed, 64, nearly 14 years ago in suburban Pasadena.

According to police, Inman said he and a 13-year-old friend planned to rob the convenience store. When Ahmed asked to see identification before giving them tobacco, Inman stabbed Ahmed in the chest with a kitchen knife, police said.

Comment: Elim Church. I John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"


  1. Gee, all this forgiveness talk is great. But I wonder how the family and friends of Ahmed felt about it? I wonder if Ahmed's wife (if she is still alive) and children are going to praise the man who violently ended their husband and father's life?

  2. Dear anonymous,

    Good comment and I concur. There are always consequences for one's actions!

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  3. Where did Mr. Anonymous come from? Glad to have you here! For weeks and weeks it's only been Jim and me, except for one who who posted once.


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