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Menlo Park Churchgoers Mourn Stabbing Death of Pastor, Allegedly at Hands of Son

Police in the East Bay say Pastor Teman Bostic was found stabbed to death inside his San Leandro apartment.

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    Church-goers at Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church in Menlo Park had their first service without Teman Bostic Sunday. (Published Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016)

    A Peninsula congregation is mourning the gruesome and untimely death of its pastor.

    Churchgoers at Mt. Olive Apostolic Original Holy Church in Menlo Park had their first service without Teman Bostic Sunday.

    Police say the 54-year-old man, whose parents founded the church, was stabbed multiple times Friday by his son, 21-year-old Isaiah Bostic.

    The younger Bostic is accused of killing the church pastor at 5:30 a.m. in an apartment at 950 Juana Ave. in San Leandro.

    During Sunday's service, congregation members remembered Teman Bostic's dedication to God. Pastors from other churches also spoke in his honor.

    Officers responded to 911 calls when residents of the apartment complex reported hearing a struggle inside the apartment where the two Bostics lived, police said.

    The residents reported hearing a voice saying, "Your dad is bleeding — I don't want to die."

    Isaiah Bostic opened the front door to the apartment when officers arrived and had blood on his hands and clothing, police said.

    Officers found the older Bostic and pronounced him dead at the scene.

    Officers arrested Isaiah Bostic on suspicion of murder and took him to the city jail. He is now being held in the county jail without bail, according to police.

    Officers on Friday interviewed witnesses and collected evidence and will seek murder charges against Isaiah Bostic.

    An arraignment is expected on Wednesday in Alameda County Superior Court in Hayward, police said.

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