Kan. AG Asks for More Time in Case Against Doctor

Dr. George Tiller
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Prosecutors ask a judge for more time to respond to a motion seeking to suppress evidence in the case against Wichita abortion provider George Tiller. The Kansas attorney general's office also is seeking a delay in an evidentiary hearing after replacing its own prosecutor, Veronica Dersch, on the case. The new prosecutor, Barry Disney, said he has a scheduling conflict the week of Nov. 17.

Defense attorneys on Friday filed a motion objecting to any extension, saying the state simply wishes to delay being forced to publicly admit a former prosecutor's misconduct.

They allege that former Attorney General Phill Kline engaged in outrageous conduct when investigating Tiller.

Tiller faces 19 misdemeanor charges for allegedly breaking a 1998 state law requiring that a second, independent Kansas physician sign off on most late-term abortions.

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