D.A. Moves to Revoke Lynn’s Bail
As expected, prosecutors have moved to revoke bail for Monsignor William Lynn following Monday’s reinstatement of his child endangerment conviction by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Ralph Cipriano at BigTrial.net reports:
A day after the state Supreme Court reinstated Msgr. William J. Lynn’s conviction, the district attorney filed a motion in Common Pleas Court seeking to revoke Lynn’s bail and send him back to jail.
“Consistent with its prior rulings, this Court should, once again, revoke Defendant’s bail, thereby remanding him to the service of the remainder of his sentence,” said the motion filed (Tuesday) by District Attorney R. Seth Williams and Assistant District Attorney Patrick Blessington, who originally prosecuted Lynn.
Not so fast, said Thomas A. Bergstrom, who is Lynn’s lawyer. Bergstrom filed a response to the D.A.’s motion in Common Pleas Court today stating that the D.A. has applied to the wrong court. Any argument over Lynn’s bail should be dealt with in state Superior Court, Bergstrom asserted.
Jurisdictional issues aside, Lynn is currently living under house arrest at a rectory in North Philly. He is under order to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet on his ankle at all times.