May 04, 2006

Hospital workers saw priest near chapel on morning of nun's death

Beacon Journal

Associated Press
TOLEDO, Ohio - Three employees at a hospital where a nun was stabbed to death a day before Easter in 1980 say they saw a priest charged with killing her just outside the building's chapel within an hour before her body was found inside.

One of the witnesses testified Thursday that she saw the Rev. Gerald Robinson coming out of the chapel doors with a dark duffel bag in his hands. "I nodded, and he nodded," said Grace Jones, who worked in a hospital laboratory.

Robinson, a former chaplain at the hospital, is accused of choking and stabbing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl.

Prosecutors spent the final day of their case trying to cast doubt about what Robinson, 68, told police, including his whereabouts the morning Sister Pahl was killed. The priest has maintained he was in his room until he was called when the nun's body was found.

Posted by kshaw at May 4, 2006 07:23 PM