Williamson has appointed a new lawyer, Mr. Norbert Wingerter, to
defend his appeal in the Regensburg high court.
follows two press releases from the SSPXís General House in
Menzingen, Switzerland, concerning Bishop Williamsonís upcoming
trial, originally scheduled for November 29, 2010.
On November 20,
DICI announced Bishop Williamson had dismissed his original
attorney, Mr. Matthias Lossmann, and hired a new one, Mr. Wolfram
Nahrath. Because of Mr. Nahrathís political affiliations, this
choice of legal representation was unacceptable to the SSPXís
Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, who requested Bishop
Williamson to find a different lawyer.
On November 26,
the SSPXís German District reported that in compliance with Bishop
Fellayís request, Bishop Williamson had dismissed Mr. Nahrath,
and would seek another defense attorney.
is 72 years old and specializes in criminal law. He agreed to
defend Bishop Williamsonís sensitive case because ďevery
accused party has the right to a lawyer whom he trustsĒ [from
Die Stimme]. A new trial date has not been set, but
Wingerter believes that it will be held in March 2011.
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