The Raw Story website reports today (May 18, 2012) that a former Roman Catholic priest was found guilty yesterday of hiring a hit man to kill a boy who had accused him of sexual abuse.
A Dallas, Texas jury found John Fiala, 53, guilty of plotting to kill the boy. Fiala faces a possible sentence of life in prison.
Prosecutors said that Fiala had tried to hire a hit man for $5,000 in November 2010, but the would-be assassin turned out to be an undercover police officer.
The 20-year-old victim -- who was 16 at the time of the sexual abuse -- testified with graphic details about his ordeal.