Monsignor William Lynn charged on one count of endangering children. Jury deadlocked on verdict for Rev. James Brennan.
The jury in the priest sex abuse trial in Philadelphia sent a note to the judge this morning telling her that it had reached one verdict, but was a hung jury on all other charges.
The Philadelphia Roman Catholic Archdiocese has paid $11.6 million in legal costs in the past two years, mostly stemming from a grand jury report on sexual misconduct by clergy members.
— The jury also asked to see the cardinal's memo ordering the list to be shredded.
When Monsignor William Lynn took the witness stand in his own defense, he testified repeatedly that he did the best he could, within his limited power, to investigate child sex abuse allegations that had been made against parish priests.
— Monsignor Joseph Garvin, pastor of St. Christopher's Church in Somerton, is the leadoff witness for the defense.