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Former Hickman pastor Howard "Doug" Porter, convicted of murdering an 85-year-old rancher in a vehicle crash in April 2004, was sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole this afternoon in Stanislaus County Superior Court.
Sentencing for former Hickman Community Church pastor Doug Porter, scheduled for next week, has been delayed until Nov. 21.
Yes, Frank Craig was eccentric. Yes, he was a spendthrift. Yes, he could be a gruff and spew profanity. But, his relatives and friends said, he had a heart of gold and certainly deserved better than the fate he encountered in dealing with Doug Porter, the former Hickman Community Church pastor convicted Aug. 4 of murdering Craig after spending Craig's sizable fortune.