A judge has rejected motions for a mistrial in the case of a man charged with assaulting a South Bay priest who he claims raped him decades ago.
Attorneys for William Lynch said prosecutors knowingly allowed a witness to perjure himself during the trial.
The judge overseeing the trial of a man accused of beating a Los Gatos priest Jerold Lindner sent the jury delayed testimony in the case because of legal questions over whether the cleric may have perjured himself on the witness stand.
Prosecutors concede the man on trial in the beating of an aging priest was sexually abused by the Jesuit, but told a jury that still did not give William Lynch the right to take the law into in his own hands.
A San Francisco man was ordered Thursday to stand trial for allegedly beating up a Catholic priest he claims molested him more than 35 years ago.
Supporters carrying signs came to the San Jose courthouse Wednesday morning to show their support for a man charged with assaulting a priest he accused of pedophilia.
The California man accused of severely beating a Jesuit priest who allegedly molested him and his brother decades ago can be heard on a 911 call threatening to kill the elderly cleric.