Public helped catch person who allegedly killed "Church Man"

Santa Clara police say tips from the public played a major role in catching the killer of "The Church Man."

May 21, 2011 1:29:48 AM PDT
Santa Clara police say tips from the public played a major role in catching the killer of a popular resident nicknamed "The Church Man."

Detectives say Jairon Massella, beat Luis Tavara to death with a baseball bat in what appears to be a random attack.

It happened on Lafayette Street while Tavara walked to work early on the morning of May 12.

Tavara's friends say the 62-year-old attended church every day and always carried a bible.