Bevilacqua's testimony will make it to court

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Despite the death last week of Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua last week, his testimony in the state's most closely watched sex-abuse trials will likely make it into a courtroom. A ruling Jan. 30 that Bevilacqua remained competent to testify despite reported dementia and declining health assures that what he said would be shown to jurors in some form, said Edward Ohlbaum, a professor at Temple's Beasley School of Law. "A good-quality videotape is the next best thing to having someone in the courtroom, but it is still on some level like watching a movie," he said. "There's a remove there."