Nun-Killing Priest Dies in Prison

Rev. Gerald Robinson, the Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun inside a chapel the day before Easter 1980, died Friday at a Columbus, Ohio prison hospice unit. Robinson’s death came the day after a federal judge refused his request to be released to family care so that he could die in his hometown of Toledo. Robinson’s attorney, Richard Kerger, said the priest’s sister-in-law informed him of the death. “I’m sure he’s in a better place,” Kerger said. Robinson, 76, had been serving a sentence of 15 years to life.