Time We Began Asking, “Where Have the ‘Disappeared’ Gone?”
By Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
The video below addresses the request for a new trial for Fr. Gerald Robinson, a local Toledo priest convicted of the 1982 murder of a nun at the Mercy Hospital Chapel.
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Robinson’s claim, that the case, as presented, left out key elements is entirely factual.
Here is what I know as both a local resident and criminal investigator for a local law firm but first we will include the “Wikipedia” story though this potentially wonderful information source is continually subjected to disinformation and abuse. However, in this case, we can use this source to show, first of all, what was actually reported and, later, comment on what was withheld:
In 1980 Robinson was the chaplain at the Toledo Mercy Hospital in Toledo, Ohio, USA where he ministered to the sick and terminally ill. Sister Pahl was the caretaker of the chapel.
Robinson was convicted of strangling and stabbing Pahl, who was 71 at the time, in the sacristy of a chapel of the hospital where they worked together. The priest presided at her funeral Mass four days after her death. Pahl was stabbed 31 times, including nine times in the shape of an inverted cross. Prosecutors considered that this shape was deliberate and intended to humiliate Pahl in death. Pahl was found covered in an altar cloth, her clothes and body arranged to suggest she had been sexually assaulted, although it was not clear that she had been.
Robinson was questioned about the crime in 1980, but was not charged. Dean Mandros, the chief of the criminal division in the Lucas County prosecutor’s office said that as the priest was being questioned by detectives two weeks after the killing, Deputy Police Chief Ray Vetter, who later testified that he was a practicing Catholic, interrupted the interview (which is not normal procedure) and allowed a monsignor to escort Father Robinson out of Police Headquarters, which “upset the detectives to no end”. Mandros also said that Vetter asked detectives to give him their reports on the case, and that some of those reports were never seen again. A cover-up was alleged.
This is the public story. However, the Robinson appeal is based on his claim, which has been substantiated through private and unofficial channels. Robinson’s claim is that other priests committed the crime during a “black mass.”
Yes, we are talking red robes, black candles, an inverted crucifix, just like in the movies. What police investigations purposefully withheld from the jury, believing it would damage their case, was broad evidence that a satanic cult, an actual “coven” existed within the Jesuit community of Toledo, Ohio, with at least seven local priests involved.
The ritual involved all seven in the killing, each stabbing the aging nun. At the end of the killing, her habit was raised, exposing her body and her underclothing removed.
Substantive proof was presented to officers that both church and city officials were totally aware of the full extent and nature of the crime at the time, of all involved and, at the behest of the Archdiocese, covered up the crime.
Moreover, dozens of adults ……….