February 09, 2005

Blackwell Trial Begins Tomorrow


Feb 9, 2005 6:45 am US/Eastern
Baltimore, MD (WJZ) Former priest Maurice Blackwell is scheduled to go on trial tomorrow in Baltimore for the alleged sexual child abuse of a former parishioner who shot Blackwell a decade later.

Blackwell's trial for the alleged abuse of Dontee Stokes has been postponed six times.

Blackwell was defrocked in October.

His lawyer, Kenneth Ravenell, says Blackwell is innocent of the charges.

Ravenell and Blackwell have scheduled a news conference this afternoon.

Posted by kshaw at February 9, 2005 07:12 AM