Three men go to prison for preying on priest

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Three men are going to prison for preying on a priest and stealing from his church in Buffalo.

Monday morning, a judge sentenced Daniel Bernardi, Duane Dalton and Michael Rodriguez to 10 years in prison each, on robbery and burglary convictions.

The men tied up Monsignor David Lee in the rectory of Our Lady of Charity Church last September, and then stole parish money.

Judge Sheila DiTullio told the trio, “I find that very inhumane and I find that chilling that you tied him up with a phone cord. You showed no mercy to the victim and it’s hard for me to show any mercy to you.

The monsignor was not seriously hurt. He says he has forgiven his attackers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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