A San Francisco man accused of beating a priest at the Los Gatos Sacred Heart Jesuit Center in May of 2010 hasn't taken the stand yet to answer to the charges, yet his defense attorney on Friday said they've never denied the assault took place.
"We've never denied it ... We've never denied it," repeated William Lynch's attorney Pat Harris, with the Los Angeles-based law firm of Geragos & Geragos. "We've never denied that he [William Lynch] was the person who assaulted him (Father Jerold Lindner]. He was the person who confronted him there. He was the person there that day," Harris said.
Without having to contend that controversial fact, Harris said he was successful at getting Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge David Cena to allow him to present some witnesses who will testify about the motives.
The defense contends they were related to the priest's supposed rape and sodomizing of Lynch and his brother when they were small boys, 7 and 4, in the '70s while on camping trips in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
Trial, or presentation of the evidence, is set to start at 9 a.m. June 20th at the Santa Clara County Courthouse
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William Lynch along with his attorney Pat Harris will be joining John and Ken today at 4:30