Journal entries from Alvin A. Starks indicate that his fury brewed over a period of months before, investigators said, he abducted his ex-fiancee, Andrea Umphrey, and their infant daughter from a Sheraden church and killed the woman. "If it wasn't for the grace of God and the prayers of others I would be in jail for murder or in my grave. Everyday is a struggle for me not to kill her and others that had something to do with this. Basically it's her family and friends," reads one writing that appears to have been a letter to a relative. Assistant District Attorney Stephie A. Kapourales yesterday presented her last witness, a police officer, in the capital homicide case against Mr. Starks. The witness detailed contents of letters, journals and other writings that police seized from a self-storage facility leased by Mr. Starks. The prosecution will rest today, Ms. Kapourales said. Ms. Umphrey, 33, already had obtained court-ordered protection from abuse, fearing reprisals from Mr. Starks, 32, as the couple were involved in a custody and child support battle. Ms. Umphrey, the mother of three who worked as an accountant, had been the choir director at Victorious Faith Evangelic Outreach Church in Sheraden. It was at the church on April 18, 2004, that police said Mr. Starks interrupted the service, abducted Ms. Umphrey and her 9-month-old daughter at gunpoint, and led police on a 50-mile chase that ended at the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Monroeville. At the toll booth, unable to navigate through heavy traffic, Mr. Starks shot and killed Ms. Umphrey before a Monroeville police officer fired into his van, wounding the distraught gunman, witnesses said. The baby was not injured. http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06018/639665.stm ................... :banghead: What a POS .thankfully the baby survived .