Juror says Toledo priest's trial still troubling
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:13:41 GMT —
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A juror who helped convict a Toledo priest of killing a nun three years ago says she's still bothered by the trial and prays she made the right decision.
Denise West of Toledo says serving on the jury in the Rev. Gerald Robinson case was "very, very stressful," partly because she's Catholic. But West says she made her decision based on the evidence, not emotion.
West spoke for 15 minutes Wednesday night and then took an hour's worth of questions in a discussion sponsored by the Polish-American Council of Toledo. It was her first public appearance since the trial.
The jury in May 2006 found Robinson guilty of murder in the 1980 choking and stabbing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in a Toledo hospital chapel. The priest is serving 15 years to life in prison.(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)