Jury back deliberating in priests trial
Court observers wait to see if they Philadelphia Common Pleas Court panel of seven men and five women will continue to have requests for clarifications and re-reading of testimony.
On Friday, the jury heard part of the trial testimony of Msgr. William J. Lynn, the first Catholic Church official criminally charged for his supervisory role over deviate priests. The testimony centered on whether Lynn knowingly put minors in danger of being sexually abused by allowing reassignments of pedophile priests to parishes where they would have access to children.
Also on trial is the Rev. James J. Brennan, 48, charged with attempted rape and one count of child endangerment involving a 14-year-old boy who visited his apartment in 1996. [more]