Convicted Australian cardinal Pell won't appeal child sex abuse sentence

The Straits Times | 5/29/2019 | Staff
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CANBERRA (DPA) - Jailed Australian cardinal George Pell will not seek a reduced sentence if he loses an appeal against his conviction for sexually abusing two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral in the mid-1990s, news agency AAP reported on Monday (May 27).

The 77-year-old former Vatican treasurer and one-time close adviser to Pope Francis was sentenced in March to a maximum of six years in prison after being convicted by a jury in December.

Pell - Lawyers - Application - Appeal - Conviction

Pell's lawyers have filed an application for appeal against the conviction, which will be heard in a Melbourne court next week.

The AAP reported on Monday that Pell's lawyers will not be adding an appeal against his sentence.

Lawyers - Conviction - Case - Grounds

His lawyers are arguing the conviction should either be overturned or the case retried on three grounds.

One is a "fundamental irregularity in the trial process" that prevented Pell from entering a...
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