NY man who lost leg in crucifix mishap sues church - Article Photos 1/2

An outdoor crucifix that used to stand at St. Patrick's Church in the city of Newburgh, N.Y. is seen in an undated photo provided by the Kitson Law Firm. David Jiminez, an immigrant from Mexico, was so elated over his wife's recovery from cancer that he offered to clean the large crucifix outside St. Patrick's Church in Newburgh, where he spent many hours praying for her to beat the disease. He was scrubbing grime off the 600-pound marble cross when it toppled onto him, crushing his right leg, which had to be amputated. Jimenez is now suing the Roman Catholic church where he was hurt, and his $3 million lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial next year. (AP Photo/Kitson Law Firm)