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Cancer-stricken former priest seeks jury's leniency after sodomy convictions for 1970s abuse
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:57 AM EDT
A lawyer for a former priest convicted on felony sex abuse charges is asking a jury to be lenient on James Schook, who has terminal cancer.
Schook's attorney, David Lambertus, said Thursday that the minimum time Schook could serve in prison is two years before he is eligible for parole. He said that would be a significant amount of time for someone at the end of their life.
The jury will issue a recommendation on Schook's sentence to Circuit Judge Mitch Perry.