Judge approves competency test for Cardinal Bevilacqua
October 07, 2011
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that medical experts should examine the retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilaqua, to determine whether he is competent to testify in the case against a former subordinate.
Prosecutors are seeking the testimony of the 88-year-old cardinal in their case against Msgr. George Lynn, who is charged with endangering children. The cardinal's lawyer says that his client suffers from dementia and other ailments, and is not fit to testify.
Cardinal Bevilacqua was not required to testify before the grand jury that indicted Msgr. Lynn.
- Judge: Cardinal can be examined for competency (Philadelphia Inquirer)
- Judge postpones hearing on Cardinal Bevilacqua's fitness for court testimony (CWN, 9/7)
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