Tiller Investigator Returns to Stand

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ An investigator who helped build a case against Dr. George Tiller resumes testimony in a hearing on defense motions to drop the charges or suppress evidence.

Thomas Williams, former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline's chief investigator, was expected to take the witness stand again Tuesday. Tiller's lawyers are try to show that Williams and Kline lied to obtain women's medical records.

But Williams on Monday defended the affidavit he gave a Shawnee County judge in October 2003 to persuade him to open a court-supervised process known under Kansas law as an inquisition.

Tiller is accused in 19 misdemeanor counts of failing to obtain a second opinion from an independent physician for some late-term abortions. He is scheduled for trial in March in Sedgwick County District Court.

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