Skip to comments.Alleged rape victim acquitted in priest assault (SF Cal)
Posted on 07/06/2012 4:39:06 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
William Lynch never disputed that he had punched a retired Catholic priest in an old folks home in Los Gatos. He said the cleric raped him nearly four decades ago, that he had simply snapped when he demanded an admission of guilt. He didn't expect a jury to overlook the letter of the law and let him go.
But Thursday, in a verdict that drew gasps of astonishment in a San Jose courtroom, the jury said the 44-year-old Lynch was not guilty of felony assault and elder abuse in the 2010 attack on Jerold Lindner, 67.
The panel considered a lesser count of misdemeanor assault - one of the jurors said afterward that several felt compelled to find Lynch guilty of something - but even on that charge, it deadlocked 8-4 for conviction.
As the verdicts were read in Santa Clara County Superior Court, Lynch's mother, Peggy Lynch, broke into tears. Her son stared straight ahead, a small grin crossing his face. When the jury's last finding was read, defense attorneys Pat Harris and Paul Mones hugged him and he grinned broadly.
Asked outside court if he had expected to be acquitted of the most serious charges against him, Lynch said, "Honestly, no. I was surprised pleasantly."
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I believe this occurred in SF because it is a center of Christian and Catholic demonization centering around actual and false cased of child abuse by priests.
The original gay praising leftist leader of this crusade, one Bernie Ward was forced out of the priesthood by the church and has harbored a grudge ever since. He is currently serving seven years in Federal prison for child pornography (boys).
And THAT ladies and gentlemen (said the Prosecutor) is jury nullification alive and well.
Seems like an appropriate outcome, for the case but, other remedies for the “victim” should have been available....
That would be true nullification.
Homos have infiltrated every organization that allows them access to boys. In their closets they will discuss the injustice of this ruling.
I remember that vile insect.