April 24, 2006

Witness Details Finding Body of Ohio Nun

Houston Chronicle

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press Writer

TOLEDO, Ohio The body of a nun found strangled and stabbed to death in a hospital chapel appeared to have been displayed in a ritualistic fashion, her arms and legs straight and no sign of blood, a fellow nun testified Monday at the murder trial of a priest accused in the 1980 killing.

"People don't usually die very straight," said Sister Phyllis Ann Gerold, who president of Mercy Hospital when Sister Margaret Ann Pahl was killed.

Gerold, testifying at the murder trial of Rev. Gerald Robinson, said she was eating breakfast when she heard screaming from the hospital chapel on the day before Easter. Inside, she found two or three other Roman Catholic nuns and Pahl's body.

Posted by kshaw at April 24, 2006 11:11 AM