May 12, 2006

26-year case finally comes to a close

The News-Herald

TOLEDO - For more than two decades, the Rev. Gerald Robinson developed a faithful following in his hometown, especially in the neighborhoods where he delivered sermons and heard confessions in Polish.
He ministered to the sick and dying at nursing homes and hospitals after retiring from three Roman Catholic parishes.
What his followers were unaware of until two years ago was that the priest had been the prime suspect in the slaying of a nun a day before Easter in 1980.
Robinson, arrested in 2004 after investigators reopened the murder case, was convicted Thursday of choking and stabbing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in a hospital chapel.
He was immediately sentenced to the mandatory term of 15 years to life in prison and led away in handcuffs to the county jail.

Posted by kshaw at May 12, 2006 06:55 AM