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Jurors in Clergy Abuse Case Resume Second Week of Deliberations

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Questions clarifying definitions and charges swarmed in last week as the jury slowly steps closer to reaching a verdict.

Jurors in the landmark Philadelphia clergy sex abuse cover-up case resumed their second week of deliberations on Monday afternoon.

At the request of the jury, Rev. James Brennan's canonical testimony was read aloud by the court reporter. The testimony lasted two hours, and highlighted Brennan's admission to sharing a bed with his sole accuser in 1996.

At beginning of last week, the jurors' questions focused more on Brennan's charges. Brennan is charged with the attempted rape of a 14-year-old boy and endangering the welfare of a child.

The questions have since been more directed at the charges against Monsignor William Lynn. Lynn is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of children and one count of conspiracy.

The jury wrapped up last week, asking Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina to allow them to have a couple of days off, including Wednesday.

The judge granted their request. Deliberations will be held Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of this week, if a verdict is not reached before.

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