May 01, 2006

2004 police interview video with priest is played for jury

TOLEDO (OH)
Toledo Blade

By DAVID YONKE
BLADE RELIGION EDITOR

In a videotape of a 2004 police interrogation, the Rev. Gerald Robinson said that another priest confronted him at the scene of Sister Margaret Ann Pahlís 1980 murder and accused him of killing the sister.

In a 90-minute interrogation of Father Robinson by Detective Tom Ross, shown this afternoon in Lucas County Common Pleas Court, Father Robinson said the Rev. Jerome Swiatecki asked him in front of a group of nuns standing by Sister Margaret Annís body why he killed the 71-year-old nun.

Father Robinson said he was shocked and did not have a response, and never discussed it afterward with Father Swiatecki, who is deceased.

Posted by kshaw at May 1, 2006 04:34 PM