Friday, February 21, 2003

Sad Story from Ohio

From theAP Wire | 02/21/2003 | Ohio Priest Found Shot to Death in Bed:

A Roman Catholic priest who stabbed and poisoned himself in 1998 - then claimed he'd been attacked by two teenage intruders - was found shot to death in his residence.

Rev. Thomas Spisak, 59, was found in his bed Thursday in the rectory of St. Mary Church in this northeast Ohio community. An autopsy was scheduled Friday.

Lt. Catherine Giovannone said police were waiting for the coroner's report before saying if the death was a suicide. A police statement on the death omitted any mention of a weapon.