Convicted Nun Killer Father Robinson Dies in Prison
By Amulya Raghuveer
July 4, 2014
|The Toledo priest convicted in 2006 of killing a nun in a hospital chapel two decades ago has died. The Rev. Gerald Robinson was 76. / File|
The Toledo priest convicted in 2006 of killing a nun in a hospital chapel two decades ago has died. The Rev. Gerald Robinson was 76.
Robinson was eight years in to his15 years to life prison sentence for the 1980 killing of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl. His attorney, Richard Kerger, says the family told him Robinson died Friday morning at a Columbus prison hospice unit.
Robinson suffered a massive heart attack in early June and had since been transferred from general prison population to a prison hospice in Columbus.
His attorney asked the court to release Robinson to the care of relatives in Toledo, where the priest had wanted to die. Just Thursday, a federal court refused that request.
Prosecutors say Pahl's domineering ways angered Robinson, leading to the killing. They say he tried to humiliate Pahl in her death. Her wounds formed an upside-down cross.
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Robinson maintained his innocence.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)