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A Catholic priest behind bars for killing a Toledo nun, is now in hospice care. Father Gerald Robinson was found guilty of murdering Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in 2006, 26 years after her death. The two worked together at the old Mercy Hospital in downtown Toledo. It is the only case of a priest convicted of killing a nun in American history. 

According to his attorney Father Robinson is in hospice care through the Ohio prison system because of a heart condition. Attorney Rick Kerger says Robinson is not expected to recover. Kerger says he made an attempt to have Father Robinson moved to Toledo so that he can "die at home" but he says that will not happen. Robinson was convicted in May of 2006 for the brutal 1980 murder of Sister Pahl. She was found in the sacristy of the Mercy Hospital chapel. She had been stabbed 31 times in the shape of an upside down cross.

Kerger is going to Columbus tomorrow to visit with Robinson, "I know he has a heart condition. Exactly what has happened, I do not know and for his privacy I am not going to go into it. I'm sad. I like him a great deal. I think he has carried himself with dignity. I wish his end would not be in prison but that is where it's going to be."

Two appeals for Robinson have failed and there is currently one in federal court that Kerger says will obviously become a moot point. Kerger says he has been contacted by a TV show that features four retired detectives who review evidence. He says they are interested in using Robinson's case for the show.

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