March 01, 2005

Documents Released In Priest Murder Trial

Ohio News Network

Secrets inside the Toledo Catholic Diocese were unveiled, as court documents were released in the murder case against Father Gerald Robinson.

According to those documents, the diocese kept "secret archives" about its priests - including Father Robinson. That's why detectives served two search warrants last September on Bishop Leonard Blair and other top officials at the diocese headquarters in downtown Toledo.

The documents released today show Father Robinson was the prime suspect in the 1980 murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, even days after she was found strangled and stabbed in the chapel of the old Mercy Hospital.

Posted by kshaw at March 1, 2005 10:14 AM