Six Talks Kline, Tiller

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas Attorney General Steve Six says he does not approve of how former Attorney General Phill Kline and another prosecutor the handled the investigation into a Wichita abortion provider.

But he said in a written statement that should not result in the dismissal of charges against Dr. George Tiller. He says the issue is not the propriety of Kline's actions, but whether the case should be thrown out.

Tiller is charged with 19 misdemeanor counts of breaking a law requiring that a second, independent Kansas physician sign off on most late-term abortions.

Six's comments were separate from court papers filed Thursday
opposing an earlier defense motion to exclude evidence or dismiss
charges. Defense attorneys argued the case is tainted by what they
called the ``obsessed'' prosecutor who initially conducted the
investigation.


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