Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ex-Monk Fails To Have Torture Conviction Overturned

Ex-Monk Fails To Have Torture Conviction Overturned
Oct 10 2007
A FORMER monk jailed for torturing schoolboys with electric shocks failed to have his conviction thrown out yesterday.
But twisted Michael Murphy, 74 - previously known as Brother Benedict - remained free pending a further appeal against his two-year sentence.
It was imposed in 2003 but he was released to await his appeal after just nine days.
The charges arose from when he was a member of staff at St Ninian's List D school in Stirlingshire in the 1960s. Pupils said he had fed them vomit and whipped him with knotted bootlaces.
Two of three judges at the Court of Criminal Appeal in Edinburgh yesterday ruled the convictions for 10 assaults on nine boys should stand. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2007/10/10/ex-monk-fails-to-have-torture-conviction-overturned-86908-19925323/

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