The Rev. Edward Hinds told the principal of St. Patrick School in Chatham he might "let go" of 64-year-old Jose Feliciano because his employment record indicated he hadn't passed the check. The conversation took place two days before the priest was found stabbed 32 times with a kitchen knife in the church rectory on Oct. 23.
The records, filed at district court in Wind Gap, Pa., reveal the results of a search warrant executed at Feliciano's home in Easton, Pa.
Authorities recovered bloody rags from a trash can at a nearby park.
A viewing for Hinds is scheduled for Friday and a Mass of Christian Burial will take place Saturday.
Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger