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Judge: Evidence supports charge

Updated: March 17, 2004, 3:54 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- A priest can be tried for involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Pitt football player who fell through the ceiling of a church while drunk.

Allegheny County Judge Robert Gallo ruled Tuesday that prosecutors have enough evidence to support an involuntary manslaughter charge against the Rev. Henry Krawczyk. He is accused of giving alcohol to 19-year-old Billy Gaines and five other underage men at a Roman Catholic church.

An autopsy showed Gaines was drunk when ...

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