Judge Cancels California Priest Assault Trial For Day
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has canceled trial for the day in the case of a man accused of beating a priest that he claimed molested him decades ago.
The judge dismissed the jury and lawyers on Thursday morning, moments before the priest was to take the witness stand to resume testifying for a second day.
Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge David Cena says he and the lawyers in the case had to discuss an undefined legal issue.
Prosecutors and defense lawyers for William Lynch declined comment. Lynch has pleaded not guilty to assaulting Lindner in 2010.
Jesuit priest Jerold Lindner denied under oath Wednesday that he sexually assaulted Lynch in the 1970s.
Prosecutors earlier said Lindner molested Lynch and they expected the priest to lie and deny it.