Gospel musician Kevin Pringle dedicated his life to lifting spirits. Three months ago he was found shot to death in his house.
"I didn't know that side," says Chandra. "I know he took pictures of me and my son. But that side of it I haven't seen, those suggestive pictures. But I could see that. Guys living on the down low, and you may be ruining someone's life. I could see that."
Police have confiscated Pringle's computer in search of possible clues.
But Chandra says there could be other motives for the double murder.
"In our circle of friends, there's nothing that nobody wouldn't do for each other," says Chandra. "So Kevin could come to us and say, 'Somebody is exhorting me' or 'I owe somebody something.' I could be wrong, but I don't see that as being a thing. But because of the type of person that Kevin was, it could have been a confrontation, because Kevin was like last-word Larry. It was either Kevin's way or the highway. Then Kevin just moved in with Artie, and I don't know what was going on with Artie, so I don't know. I just really, really am stumped."
This fall the Children of Israel plan to begin recording an album of its greatest hits. The album will include about 15 songs, including Pringle's signatures, "I Don't Know What You Come to Do" and "Walk in Jerusalem." The album will also include a song Pringle recently wrote, titled, "He's Worthy."
Chandra hopes the choir will have the project finished by the end of the year, but says planning has been difficult because of the uncertainty surrounding their friends' murder.
"I do need closure," says Chandra. "Hopefully I'll get it. If I don't it's really going to take a lot of prayer and a lot of fasting for the Lord to take this from my spirit. I really haven't gotten into listening to gospel music again. I just can't listen to it without thinking about Kevin. There's just so much talent that's gone, and it's gone because of a senseless death."
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