February 15, 2005

State Rests In Case Of Defrocked Priest


POSTED: 12:22 pm EST February 15, 2005

BALTIMORE -- The prosecutors in the case against defrocked Baltimore priest Maurice Blackwell rested its case Tuesday morning.

Prosecutor Jo Anne Stanton rested after brief testimony from Monsignor Brian Ferme, who is a dean at Catholic University's School of Canon Law. He briefly described the role of a pastor in a church.

Judge Stuart Berger asked jurors if they had heard or watched any news reports about the case. If so, he asked them to give him a note.

Posted by kshaw at February 15, 2005 12:30 PM