An Episcopal church court has finished its deliberations for the day over a breakaway church leader accused of financial misconduct.
The five-person panel heard evidence against the Reverend Donald Armstrong Tuesday before beginning deliberations privately.
A spokeswoman for the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado says the panel's preliminary order on whether Armstrong is guilty could be available by next week.
Armstrong didn't attend the hearing.
His lawyer Dennis Hartley called it a "witch hunt."
Armstrong leads Grace and St. Stephen's in Colorado Springs.
The church voted to leave the Colorado diocese over philosophical differences.
The diocese has alleged, among other things, that Armstrong took more than 392-thousand dollars from a scholarship trust fund to cover college expenses of his children.
Armstrong has denied wrongdoing.
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