Priest Convicted in Nun's Murder Leaves Hospital

Associated Press, carried in Beacon Journal
December 19, 2006

Columbus, Ohio - A priest convicted of killing a nun was moved to a prison medical facility Tuesday after spending nearly two weeks in a hospital for a problem related to his kidneys, a state prisons spokeswoman said.

The Rev. Gerald Robinson was moved to the Corrections Medical Center from the Ohio State University Medical Center, said Andrea Dean, a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Both are in Columbus.

His condition was not life threatening, Dean said Monday, but she wouldn't go into specifics.

Robinson was taken to the Ohio State hospital on Dec. 7 from the Hocking Correctional Facility in Nelsonville.

Dean said she didn't know how long he would be at the prison medical facility.

In May, a Toledo jury found Robinson guilty of killing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, who was choked and stabbed to death while she was preparing a hospital chapel for Easter weekend services in 1980. He was sentenced to a mandatory term of 15 years to life in prison.


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