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(Msgr. William Lynn, with his attorneys, in file photo.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Philadelphia Monsignor Convicted Of Endangering Child

A Philadelphia jury today convicted Msgr. William Lynn on one count of child endangerment. No verdicts were returned regarding a co-defendant in the case, Father James Brennan.

06/22/2012

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Jurors Speak Out About Verdict In Priest Sex Abuse Case

The jury in the priest sex abuse case sat through months of evidence and deliberated for nearly two weeks before reaching their landmark mixed verdict.

06/22/2012

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After A Day Off, Clergy Abuse Jury Deliberations Resume

Jury deliberations resumed Friday morning — the 13th day of deliberations in the clergy sexual abuse case.

06/22/2012

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Philadelphia Jury Says It Is ‘Hung’ On Most Counts In Priest Sex Abuse Trial

The jury in the Philadelphia priest sex abuse case told the judge on the 12th day of deliberations that they are unable to reach a verdict on four of the five charges in this landmark case.

06/20/2012

Clergy Abuse Jurors Return For 12th Day Of Deliberations

The jury in the clergy sexual abuse case will return today for a 12th day of deliberations, now one of the longest deliberations in recent Philadelphia criminal history.

06/20/2012

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Jurors Still Weighing Fate of Accused Priests in Philadelphia Clergy Sex Abuse Trial

Monsignor William Lynn is charged with endangering children while serving a secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and Father James Brennan is charged with molesting a child.

06/19/2012

Philly Priest-Abuse Jury Goes Home After 9th Day

A Philadelphia jury has failed to reach a verdict after nine days of deliberations in a groundbreaking priest-abuse case.

06/15/2012

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No Verdict On Day 8 Of Philadelphia Priest-Abuse Talks

The jury in the clergy sexual abuse case was back at work for an 8th day on Thursday. As expected, the judge told the jury it can not re-hear days worth of testimony from of several key witnesses.

06/14/2012

Clergy Abuse Jury Returns For 8th Day Of Deliberations

The jury, which starts it’s 8th day of deliberations today after a day off yesterday, will return to court hoping to re-hear critical trial testimony, but they probably won’t get it.

06/14/2012

Clergy Abuse Jury Gets A Day Off

The jury in the clergy abuse case is not sitting today because of scheduling issues, but they’ll return to work tomorrow for an 8th day of deliberations and facing unanswered questions

06/13/2012

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Life Intrudes On Philadelphia Jury Weighing Priest Sex Abuse Case

The jury won’t deliberate this Friday. They’ll resume late on Monday, and won’t work next Wednesday or Friday if they have still not reached verdicts by then.

06/07/2012

Clergy Abuse Jury Focusing On Key Documents

The jury has requested key documents, explanations of various legal terms and it has parsed the language of the legal charge, focusing on the significance of specific words.

06/06/2012

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Jurors in Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial Ask Questions During Deliberation

Jurors sought clarification on the word “and” specific to legal issues. Attorneys for the defense and prosecution could not agree on a response.

06/04/2012

(Msgr. William Lynn, on his way into court with his attorney last April.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Jury Deliberations Begin In Philadelphia Priest Sex Abuse Trial

After all-day closing arguments on Thursday and instructions from the judge on Friday morning, the jury in the landmark clergy child sex abuse case began deliberations.

06/01/2012

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Closing Arguments Underway In Clergy Sexual Abuse Case

Closing arguments got underway on Thursday in the landmark clergy sexual abuse case with Monsignor William Lynn charged with endangering children by allowing dangerous priests to remain in ministry.

05/31/2012

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