The imprisoned former Jesuit priest and sex offender Donald McGuire has leukemia.
A close friend of McGuire dislosed [sic] his diagnosis to the Dallas Blog on Sunday after the priest called his residence on Saturday night. McGuire made the heavily-restricted and closely-monitored one-and-a-half minute phone call from a federal pentientiary [sic] in Springfield, Mo, which can be proven through phone records.
He’s been having a hard time of it.
Sources working closely with McGuire claim that he’s been violently beaten by inmates on numerous occassions [sic] while prison guards watched in amusement.
This “Dallas blog” heard from him before he was incarcerated.
Shortly before McGuire was convicted in the Chicago trial, the defrocked Jesuit spoke to the Dallas Blog on the phone around Christmas time in 2007. He loudly proclaimed his “innocence” in what could best be described as a “contentious” conversation.
Around that same time period, the Dallas Blog received thousands of pages of documents and evidence showing that his accussers [sic] may have perjured themselves on the witness stand in Wisconsin. They had proof that McGuire had proven alibis showing he was elsewhere on some of his so-called nightly escapades. Witnesses inacurately [sic] described his rectrory [sic] rooms and his physical body description when they were first interrogated by investigators in Wisconsin.
Supporters claim he got a raw deal.
Sources from McGuire point their fingers at inadequate legal representation from his defense attorneys, Jerry Boyle and Stephen Komie, in the two trials. They claim they provided sufficient evidence to the lawyers to more rigourously [sic] cross-examine the accusers, but they failed to do so. After reading the entire transcripts of the Wisconsin trial, it appears that McGuire’s team has a legitimate argument.
This version has no legs with mainstreamers.
The McGuire team made attempts to approach media outlets this past year to show some of their evidence, but to no avail as an eeiry [sic] silence ensued. They were informed that editors were no longer interested in the story.
Barbara Blaine of SNAP is not buying it either.
Nonethless, Barbara Blaine, a licensed attorney and founder of SNAP (the Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priets [sic]), continues to focus her attentions on the convicted pedophile priest. A few months ago, she told the Dallas Blog that more accusers alleging sex crimes by McGuire will soon come forward with a “mountain of evidence” that will be difficult to dispute.
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This piece links to another of his about Jesuit sexual misconduct, reporting allegations about a “Fr. JG,” for The UN Post, and another by a Dallas Blog-connected writer, Tom Pauken II, for Ohmy News, about a lawyer who is appealing McGuire’s 25–year sentence.