Friday, May 18, 2012

John Fiala a 'Evil' ex-priest who plotted murder of teen who accused him of rape at gunpoint is jailed for life

A former Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting a boy at gunpoint and then hiring a hitman to kill him has been given life imprisonment.

John Fiala met with the alleged hit man in November 2010 and offered to pay him $5,000 to murder the youth, instructing him to 'chop his head off'.

The allegations of abuse were made by a 16-year-old boy in April 2010.

The teen alleges that the abuse took place during private catechism classes at the Sacred Heart church, Rocksprings, where Fiala was an administrator, and in a hotel room in 2007 and 2008.

Scottie Fisher, Fiala's neighbour, told the jury that his brother had been approached by Fiala to do the killing.

Mr Fisher had first alerted Sheriff Don Letsinger of Edwards County to the accused claiming that the ex-priest was talking about killing a young man.

The sheriff called Fiala 'an evil man'. Read More