6 More Jurors Chosen in Priests' Trial

By Mensah M. Dean
Philadelphia Daily News
February 29, 2012

SIX MORE jurors were selected yesterday in the trial of three Philadelphia Catholic priests accused of sexually assaulting or endangering children.

With the five jurors selected Monday, 11 have now made the cut from a jury pool of more than 300. The selection process to find the final juror and 10 alternates is set to resume this morning.

Opening arguments begin March 26. Monsignor William Lynn, 61, is charged with two counts of child endangerment and two counts of conspiracy for allegedly allowing two priests to remain in parishes where they allegedly had abused altar boys.

The Rev. James Brennan, 48, and ex-priest Edward Avery, 69, are each charged with raping separate boys in the 1990s.


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