Man Cleared of Charges for Beating the Crap Out of Priest Who Raped Him as a Child
They say two wrongs don’t make a right. And yet…
Reflecting the powerful emotions that Will Lynch provoked throughout the nationally watched, three-week proceeding, the jury also failed to convict him of the lesser charges, even though Lynch admitted on the stand that he pummeled the Rev. Jerold Lindner two years ago at a Jesuit retirement center in Los Gatos. The panel acquitted him of misdemeanor elder abuse. On the charge of misdemeanor assault, four jurors refused to agree that Lynch was guilty, leading to a mistrial on that count.
The verdict thrilled Lynch’s many supporters, who faithfully packed the San Jose courtroom during the three-week trial and picketed outside bearing signs that read, “Jail Father Jerry, “Sacred Heart Jesuit Center: Pedophile Playground” and “Help Free Willy.”
Do you think the jury made the right call?
(via Mercury News)