By Tony Hanson
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Jury deliberations resumed Monday morning in the clergy sexual abuse case.READ MORE: Philadelphia Seniors Treated To Night Out, Musical At Walnut Street Theatre
Monsignor William Lynn is charged with endangering children by allowing dangerous priests in ministry. A co-defendant, Father James Brennan, is charged with sexually assaulting a teen in 1996. Both have pleaded not guilty.
The jury, which got the case on Friday, deliberated a couple of hours and then submitted a list of requests. The judge will re-define charges and the panel is seeking documents, including the so-called shredding memo, a church archive memo documenting the apparent destruction of a list of admitted and suspected predator priests compiled by Monsignor William Lynn and allegedly ordered shredded by the late Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua.READ MORE: Police Searching For Gunmen After Shots Fired Near Chester High School Football Game
The prosecution alleges copies of the list were destroyed and the original hidden as part of a cover-up by Lynn and other church officials.MORE NEWS: District Attorney Larry Krasner, Mayor Jim Kenney Speak Out On Philadelphia's Ongoing Gun Violence Crisis
The defense contends Lynn compiled the list to try to address the problem and there’s no evidence he was part of a shredding conspiracy.