Vatican court finds ex butler guilty, gives him one and a half year sentence
Posted : Saturday, 06 October 2012 06:04AM
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Vatican court on Saturday found Pope Benedict's former butler guilty of stealing sensitive documents and sentenced him to a year and a half in prison.
The court delivered its verdict after a two-hour deliberation on the last day of the trial. The prosecution had asked for a three-year sentence. The defense had asked that Paolo Gabriele go free.
(Reporting By Philip Pullella and Naomi O'Leary)
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