April 26, 2006

Crucifix possibly stabbing template

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, April 26, 2006
James Ewinger
Plain Dealer Reporter
Toledo- Without ever uttering the word "ritual," a Toledo detective testified that a crucifix may have been used as a template for nine stab wounds that killed a nun in 1980 - leaving the perfectly defined shape of an inverted cross on her chest.

The stab wounds are just some of the more lurid details in the state's case against the Rev. Gerald Robinson, a 68-year-old Roman Catholic priest on trial for the murder.

He is accused of stabbing and choking Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in the chapel of a local hospital, on the eve of Easter Sunday, 1980.

Posted by kshaw at April 26, 2006 06:52 AM