February 21, 2005

Father John J. Szantyr competency still in question, case continued.

Worcester Voice

Father John J. Szantyr was unable to attend a scheduled court hearing on February 17, 2005. Attorney Edward P. Ryan Jr., of Fitchburg appeared on his behalf.

In room 411 of Worcester Central District court, Attorney Ryan informed Worcester Central Court Judge Sarkis Teshoian that his client was unable to attend due to his current condition.

Attorney Ryan presented to the court a medical evaluation of Fr. Szantyr in reference to his competency however portions of the medical evaluation had been redacted to preserved confidentiality.

Judge Teshoian acknowledged that the redaction made the evaluation rather difficult for the court to comprehend.

Posted by kshaw at February 21, 2005 10:03 AM