Ex-priest convicted of trying to hire hit man to kill teen he sexually abused, told hit man: chop off his head…
Wtf? has this world come to? He sexually abuses the kid at gun point then does this shitz…
A former Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy at gunpoint was convicted this afternoon of trying to hire a hit man to kill the boy.
John Fiala, who faces up to life in prison, showed no outward emotion as the verdict was read. The jury of nine women and three men that convicted him after a few hours of deliberating will decide his punishment.
Fiala testified that he thought if he changed his mind the hit man would kill him…yeah, OKAY….
“I knew that if I didn’t do this, I’d be the one on the list, marked to be killed, according to what Scottie said,” Fiala said.
But the man Fiala met with in November 2010 and instructed to murder his accuser in exchange for $5,000 was actually an undercover police officer. And the entire conversation was surreptitiously video recorded and played for the Dallas County jury yesterday.
Fiala’s attorney asked him why he gave specific instructions to the undercover cop, including to “chop off his head.”
Prosecutors Hector Garza and Brandon Birmingham have argued that Fiala wanted his accuser dead because he was distraught over indictments that accused him of sexually assaulting the 16-year-old boy in his rural West Texas parish in Edwards County.
via UPDATE: Ex-priest convicted of trying to hire hit man to kill abuse accuser | Crime Blog.