Ex-Agent says Kline Led by Anti-Abortion Views

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A former investigator testifies that former
Attorney General Phill Kline's investigation of Dr. George Tiller
was motivated by the anti-abortion views of Kline and a top deputy.

But an assistant attorney general questions the professional experience of the investigator, who acknowledges having only a
limited role through much of the investigation of Tiller.

Tiller faces trial in March on 19 misdemeanor counts of violating Kansas' abortion law.

Attorneys are in Sedgwick County District Court this week on Tiller's request to dismiss the charges or suppress some prosecution evidence.

Tiller's attorneys called Jared Reed, formerly an investigator for Kline, as a witness to raise questions about Kline's motivations.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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