Ohio priest files another appeal in nun's killing


TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in a hospital chapel in Ohio is making another appeal for a new trial.

The Blade newspaper (http://bit.ly/JsGUNr ) in Toledo reports that an attorney for the Rev. Gerald Robinson wants a state appeals court to throw out the priest's conviction because police reports discovered after his trial could have changed the outcome.

A county judge in Toledo ruled in January that the police reports didn't contain any relevant information.

Robinson was convicted nearly six years ago in the hospital killing of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in 1980.

Robinson was the hospital chaplain and presided at the nun's funeral. He wasn't charged until 24 years later.

Church historians say it's the only documented case of a Catholic priest killing a nun.


Information from: The Blade, http://www.toledoblade.com/

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