January 04, 2006

Prosecutors now say killing of nun wasn't premeditated

Beacon Journal

Associated Press

TOLEDO, Ohio - Prosecutors who have accused a priest of stabbing a nun to death in 1980 now say the killing was not premeditated, according to a court filing.
A motion filed in Lucas County Court dropped the words "with prior calculation and design" from a grand jury's indictment. The filing also would reduce the original aggravated murder charge to murder.
The Rev. Gerald Robinson is accused of strangling and stabbing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in a 1980 Easter weekend killing that investigators have described as ritualistic. The priest and the nun worked together at a hospital.

Posted by kshaw at January 4, 2006 12:30 PM