PARMA, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio church that supported a Ukrainian-born man convicted of being a guard at a Nazi death camp says it's not giving up hope that he'll be cleared of the allegations after his death.
His son said John Demjanjuk (dehm-YAHN'-yook) died Saturday. The 91-year-old former autoworker died a free man in a nursing home in Germany.
He was convicted last year of being a guard at the Sobibor death camp but maintained that he was mistaken for someone else. He'd been released pending his appeal.
On Sunday, his son distributed a statement from the northeast Ohio church Demjanjuk attended. St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma defended Demjanjuk and said it was praying for his family. The church says it believes evidence of his innocence eventually will come to light.