Judge rules Cardinal Bevilacqua should give videotaped deposition
November 18, 2011
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that retired Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua should testify in the trial of his former assistant, Msgr. William Lynn. But Judge Teresa Sarmina said that the elderly cardinal could give videotaped testimony, recorded in his own home, rather than requiring him to make a courtroom appearance.
Prosecutors have sought the cardinal’s testimony, while his lawyers have argued that Bevilacqua is unable to give evidence because, at the age of 88, he suffers from dementia.
The cardinal’s videotaped deposition has been scheduled for November 28.
- Ex-Philly cardinal won’t testify at priest-abuse trial; deposition expected this month (AP)
- Judge: Bevilacqua won't have to testify in court (6ABC)
- Judge will rule soon on Cardinal Bevilacqua's fitness to testify (CWN, 11/10)
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