Today, former director of legal services for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Timothy Coyne took the stand in the trial of Monsignor William Lynn. Coyne told the court that church leaders had lied to him about the existence of a list of possible sexual assailants within the Archdiocese. That list was found in a locked safe not long after the death of Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and was turned over to the prosecution before the start of the trial. Lynn’s lawyer is arguing that his client created the list because he was trying to identify priests who might be abusers and act on the claims. [Inquirer]
- News: The Outrage Meter: Gay Bashing, Papelbon, Wawa
- News: Pa. Trooper Shooting Suspect Added to Most Wanted List
- News: State Trooper’s Funeral Held; Cops Hunt for Suspect
- News: Murder Defendant Wears ‘Crime Pays’ Shirt to Court
- G Philly: Brian Sims: I Will Bring the Victims to Harrisburg to Change the Law
- G Philly: Gay Bashing Witness: No Self-Defense
Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.