Former priest denied early exit from prison


June 29, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former Catholic priest serving a 50-year sentence for sexually abusing a boy has been denied an early medical release.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports ( ) that 72-year-old Thomas Teczar had applied for early release, seeking to serve only four years of his sentence. Texas prison officials denied the request Friday.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said Teczar had recently been admitted to a medical facility in Dickinson and was listed in fair condition.

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