Judge (Again) Rules Cardinal Bevilacqua Competent to Testify

A judge has again ruled that Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua is competent to take the stand and that his previously tamed testimony in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s sexual abuse scandal will be admissible in court. Defense attorneys argue that Bevilacqua doesn’t recognize his longtime aide and that he struggles to remember anything about his grand jury testimony from ’03 and ’04. If the prosecutors use the taped testimony, the defense attorneys will likely respond by calling Bevilacqua to the stand in an attempt to demonstrate the extent of his dementia to the jury. [FOX 29]