DA will not re-file charges against Lynch in priest beating case

William Lynch

July 20, 2012 9:24:26 PM PDT
The Santa Clara County district attorney formally announced Friday that misdemeanor charges will not be re-filed against a man accused of beating a priest.

On July 5, a jury found William Lynch not guilty of felony assault and elder abuse charges in the attack on retired Catholic priest Jerold Lindner two years ago.

Lynch says that Lindner sexually abused him and his brother when they were young children.

The jurors could not agree on a misdemeanor assault charge.