March 01, 2005

Attorneys Speak Out in Case of Accused Priest


TOLEDO -- The attorneys for accused killer Father Gerald Robinson are speaking out. Defense attorneys want to talk about lie detector tests that the priest took 24 years ago in connection with the murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl. She was found stabbed to death in the chapel of Mercy Hospital back in 1980.

Details of the tests were included in search warrant affidavits released Monday. The affidavits were filed to support two police searches conducted in September at the offices of the Diocese of Toledo in which detectives wanted to see alleged "secret archives." Late Monday, the diocese denied the existance of any "secret archives," and said all information about Father Robinson has been turned over to the prosecutor's office and the police.

Alan Konop is one of the attorneys representing Father Gerald Robinson. He is expected to say that the search warrants have false information in them and that Robinson did not fail that lie detector test. Also expected at Tuesday's news conference is an attorney who represented Father Robinson back in 1980.

Posted by kshaw at March 1, 2005 03:05 PM