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Man Convicted in Deadly Abortion Clinic Shooting

April 24, 2002|From Times Wire Reports

A man whom prosecutors described as a hermit obsessed with killing abortion doctors was convicted of murder in Australia's first fatal abortion clinic shooting.

Peter James Knight, 48, faces a maximum penalty of life imprisonment and was expected to be sentenced today.

The jury rejected Knight's defense that a rifle he carried into a Melbourne abortion clinic July 16 accidentally discharged as he fought three men trying to disarm him. Security guard Steven Rogers died of a shot to the chest.

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