The high-profile case of a San Francisco man accused of beating a priest at the Los Gatos Sacred Heart Jesuit Center began June 20. Defense attorneys Pat Harris and Paul Mones and Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Vicki Gemetti presented closing arguments Monday. A jury now deliberates the fate of William Lynch, 44, behind closed doors and a verdict is forthcoming. Lynch has been If found guilty, he faces up to four years in jail.
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Thursday, June 28: Trial recesses.
Friday, June 29: Prosecution rests its case.
Monday, July 2: Gemetti asks the jury to find Lynch guilty of If found guilty, he faces up to four years in jail. Prosecutor also portrays Lynch as a vigilante and defense attorneys claim Lynch's altercation with Lindner amount to misdemeanor simple assault and not the more serious charges filed by the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Defense rests its case. Jury begins deliberations.