Judge denies new trial to priest convicted of murder

Rev. Gerald Robinson was convicted of killing a nun in May 2006.

More than five years after a Roman Catholic priest was convicted of killing a nun at Mercy Hospital, a Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge has denied his request for a new trial.

The Associated Press reports Judge Gene Zmuda turned down Rev. Gerald Robinson's appeal on Monday due to lack of revelant information. But Rev. Robinson's attorneys say the 136 documents provided contain police reports that were only discovered after his trial.

Rev. Robinson, 73, was found guilty of killing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl more than 30 years after the murder. He is serving 15 years to life in prison after jurors convicted him in May 2006.

The AP reports this is the only documented case in church history of a Catholic priest killing a nun.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)