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Jury foreman Isa Logan, a bank employee and deacon at his independent West Philadelphia church, said he’d have taken a court-martial during his Army service rather than follow unjust orders.

“I’m a human being before I’m a soldier,” said Logan, a 35-year-old father of three.

He described the deliberations as sometimes tense.

Philadelphia prosecutors have been investigating the archdiocese for 10 years, since the national crisis erupted in the Boston archdiocese.

“I can assure you, as Monsignor Lynn sits in a holding cell right now, he got the message, and others will get the message as well,” Williams said.


Associated Press writers JoAnn Loviglio and Kathy Matheson contributed to this report.