Man Charged in Church Vandalism 29 Sep 12

A 30-year-old man is charged with felony vandalism for allegedly throwing rocks at several churches in Buffalo and leaving behind anti-gay messages.

According to the criminal complaint, Wade Murray told police that God wanted him to “hurt people.”

Murray is accused of causing more than $7,500 in damage.

Police say doors and windows were broken Monday at four church buildings in Buffalo. Inflammatory messages on posters dealing with religion and sexual orientation were left at two of those churches and two others.

Reports indicate Murray was arrested Wednesday night after going to the FBI offices in Brooklyn Center.

As of Friday, Murray remained in jail, with bail set at $30,000.