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Ohio court rejects priest's appeal in nun's death

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A court in Ohio has again upheld the conviction of a Roman Catholic priest sent to prison nearly seven years ago for killing a nun.

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FILE - Sister Margaret Ann Pahl is shown in this undated file photo. The state appeals court in Toledo has again upheld the conviction of Roman Catholic priest Rev. Gerald Robinson in Pahl's killing. Robinson was convicted in 2006 of killing Pahl inside a hospital chapel in 1980. The state appeals court in Toledo rejected Robinson's request for a new trial. He is now serving a sentence of 15 years to life. (AP Photo/Toledo Blade, File)

The state appeals court in Toledo rejected Rev. Gerald Robinson's request for a new trial.

The priest's attorney says police reports discovered after his trial could have changed the outcome of the case.

Robinson was convicted in 2006 of killing of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl inside a hospital chapel back in 1980.

The two worked together at the hospital and Robinson presided at the nun's funeral. He wasn't charged until 24 years later.

Robinson is now serving a sentence of 15 years to life. Church historians say it's the only documented case of a Catholic priest killing a nun.

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