Man Charged In Former Priest Murder In Court

December 31, 2003
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For the second time in a week, a man charged with killing a former Lexington priest returned to court.

Jason Anthony Russell is charged with beating Joseph Pilger to death. His body was found in his Pleasant Pointe Drive home earlier this month.

Russell was extradited back to Kentucky from Ohio two weeks ago.

Pilger was a convicted sex offender found guilty of sexual abuse while a priest in the 1960’s.