Man who lost leg in crucifix fall sues church

2012-11-07 21:46
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Newburgh - The case of a US man whose leg had to be amputated after a 270kg crucifix fell on him will go to trial in January.

Attorney Kevin Kitson says his client, David Jimenez, prayed to the crucifix outside St  Patrick's Church in New York state after his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

When she recovered, he showed his thanks by volunteering to clean the cross.

The crucifix fell on him in May 2010, crushing his right leg and it was later amputated.

He's suing the church for $3m, but the church says it's not liable for the accident.

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