Category: Gerald Robinson

Gerald Robinson died in a prison hospital on July 4, 2014 — one day after a federal court judge denied his plea to be released from prison to live out his final days.

Convicted priest Gerald Robinson says he didn’t murder nun

Gerald Robinson The Rev. Gerald Robinson has never spoken publicly about the day in 1980 that Sister Margaret Ann Pahl was murdered in the chapel of Toledo’s Mercy Hospital.

Church historians believe his conviction is the first U.S. case of a priest being sent to prison for killing a nun.

Now, after three years in prison, the 71-year-old priest tells about his relationship with the victim, the trial, the intense scrutiny of his case and his relationship with God.

Priest’s 2006 conviction in nun’s murder stands

Gerald Robinson Despite defense contentions that Toledo Catholic priest Gerald Robinson did not receive a fair trial because too much time had passed when he was convicted in 2006 for the 1980 murder of a nun, the Ohio Supreme Court yesterday said it would not consider his appeal.

Robinson, 70, is serving a 15-year-to-life prison sentence in Hocking Correctional Facility in Nelsonville, Ohio. He was arrested by Lucas County cold-case investigators in April, 2004, and convicted in May, 2006, for the murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl.

Gerald Robinson: Convicted priest’s legal woes aren’t over

Civil lawsuit accuses cleric of rape and torture from ’68 to ’75 The murder trial of Roman Catholic priest Gerald Robinson ended with a dramatic conviction Thursday, but the verdict did not mark the end of legal proceedings for the retired Toledo cleric. As Robinson sits in Lucas County jail awaiting transfer to an Ohio prison, a civil lawsuit against the 68-year-old priest is scheduled for a pretrial conference June 5 before Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks. A Toledo-area woman in her 40s, who filed anonymously as Jane Doe with her husband as co-plaintiff Spouse Doe, alleges

Gerald Robinson: Satanic aspects left out of trial

Prosecutor says priest’s murder of nun had cult hallmarks The slaying of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl was “a classic textbook satanic cult killing,” according to Lucas County Assistant Prosecutor Dean Mandros, but he thought it would not be a wise strategy to pursue in the murder trial of Toledo priest Gerald Robinson. In an interview in his office yesterday, the day after Robinson was convicted of murdering Sister Margaret Ann on Holy Saturday 26 years ago, Mr. Mandros said he “did not want to go in that direction” of trying to prove that the crime was a satanic slaying. “There

Gerald Robinson: Defense will appeal priest’s guilty verdict

Defense attorneys for Catholic priest Gerald Robinson said they intend to appeal a Lucas County Common Pleas Court jury’s verdict finding their client guilty of the murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl on April 5, 1980. “We certainly respectfully disagree with the jury’s verdict and intend to appeal,” defense attorney Alan Konop said at a press conference after the trial. “It’s been a very difficult verdict. We felt there was reasonable doubt. Obviously the jury disagreed …That’s the way the system works.” Mr. Konop said there were “some appealable issues,” but declined to comment further. However, co-counsel John Thebes said