Monday, April 24, 2006

Testimony begins

One of the nuns who was at Mercy Hospital the morning of the murder is on the stand. It's obviously hard for her to go back thru that day as well as parts that she doesn't remember clearly after this time period.

Sister Margaret Ann Pahl's cross and watch were stated as missing after her murder. At this point it doesn't appear that they were ever found.


Hooda Thunkit said...

Stolen by the robber/killer???

Lisa Renee said...

They don't know. The sisters don't really know for sure when it was discovered the watch and the cross were missing. They could have been stolen at the time of the murder or afterwards, or they could have been misplaced after her death during the autopsy. When they were getting her things together after her death it was noticed that they did not have her cross or her watch.

One would think it was at the time of the murder because she probably wore both items daily.

Hooda Thunkit said...

If I were on trial, I'd encourage my legal defense to focus on these items.

Although theft of a watch and a cross might seem trivial to us these days, a nun without her crucifix would have been significant back then.

I'd further insist that, if they were stolen before/during her attack, it was likely her assailant that stole them, thereby laying the guilt at whoever has both (assuming they were not disposed of by now).

Just a thought.