Man Who Lost Leg After Crucifix Fell On Him Sues

NEWBURGH, N.Y. (November 7, 2012)--A trial has been scheduled for early next year in a lawsuit filed against church in upstate New York by a man whose leg was amputated after a 600-pound crucifix fell on him.

Attorney Kevin Kitson of White Plains told The Associated Press that the case of his client, David Jimenez, is scheduled for trial in January in an Orange County court.

Kitson says Jimenez prayed to the crucifix outside St. Patrick's Church in Newburgh after his wife was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

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

In May 2010, the crucifix fell on him, crushing his right leg, which was later amputated.

He's suing the church for $3 million.

The church says it's not liable for the accident.


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