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March 30, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police in France seized a man Thursday who is suspected in the 1998 sniper slaying of an upstate New York doctor who performed abortions, ending an international manhunt aided by e-mail traffic and wiretapped conversations among friends, the FBI said Thursday.
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March 18, 2003 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
James C. Kopp shot, but only intended to wound, a local abortion provider in order to save the lives of unborn children, his lawyer said Monday during a one-day murder trial. "He acted on their behalf," attorney Bruce A. Barket told the judge who will rule in the case. "He acted ... for the right of life." Barket said Kopp confessed to shooting Dr. Barnett Slepian because he "wanted to set the record straight." "Use of force to save unborn children is obligatory and permissible ....
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April 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Two New York anti-abortion activists were indicted on obstruction-of-justice charges for allegedly harboring James Charles Kopp, the suspect in the slaying of a Buffalo-based doctor who performed abortions. A federal grand jury in Buffalo indicted Dennis Malvasi, 51, and his wife, Loretta Marra, 37. Malvasi and Marra are suspected of helping Kopp evade arrest after the fatal shooting of Dr. Barnett Slepian through the window of his home in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst on Oct. 23, 1998.
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April 4, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Two New York anti-abortion activists were indicted on obstruction-of-justice charges for allegedly harboring James Charles Kopp, the suspect in the slaying of a Buffalo-based doctor who performed abortions. A federal grand jury in Buffalo indicted Dennis Malvasi, 51, and his wife, Loretta Marra, 37. Malvasi and Marra are suspected of helping Kopp evade arrest after the fatal shooting of Dr. Barnett Slepian through the window of his home in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst on Oct. 23, 1998.
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March 18, 2003 | John J. Goldman, Times Staff Writer
James C. Kopp shot, but only intended to wound, a local abortion provider in order to save the lives of unborn children, his lawyer said Monday during a one-day murder trial. "He acted on their behalf," attorney Bruce A. Barket told the judge who will rule in the case. "He acted ... for the right of life." Barket said Kopp confessed to shooting Dr. Barnett Slepian because he "wanted to set the record straight." "Use of force to save unborn children is obligatory and permissible ....
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June 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The FBI put alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden and anti-abortion activist and accused doctor killer James Charles Kopp on the bureau's list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives. There is a reward of up to $5 million for information leading to the arrest and conviction of bin Laden, and $650,000 for information leading to the arrest of Kopp.
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January 19, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The Justice Department said investigators have evidence that the man wanted for questioning in the Oct. 23 sniper slaying of Dr. Barnett Slepian, a Buffalo, N.Y., abortion provider, may have fled to Mexico. There is evidence that anti-abortion activist James Charles Kopp, 44, was driven to Mexico by a female friend, a Justice official said. Also, a Customs Service videotape from a border crossing point shows the woman's car returning from Mexico.
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June 29, 2001 | Associated Press
A French court Thursday recommended the extradition to the United States of an American on the FBI's most-wanted list for the 1998 killing of an upstate New York doctor who performed abortions. The court said it ruled that James Charles Kopp could be extradited based on assurances that the U.S. government won't seek the death penalty. France, which abolished capital punishment in 1981, does not extradite suspects who face execution at home.
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May 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
A French court Thursday postponed an extradition hearing for James Charles Kopp, the American wanted in the slaying of a New York abortion doctor. Judge Dominique Bailhache granted Kopp's request for more time to prepare, delaying the date to June 7. A three-judge panel in the western city of Rennes will then consider whether to grant the U.S. request for extradition. Kopp was captured March 29 near Rennes after a two-year manhunt.
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July 4, 2001 | From Reuters
James Charles Kopp, the American wanted in the United States on charges of killing a doctor who performed abortions, has appealed a French court's ruling that he can be extradited, his lawyer said. Herve Rouzaud-Leboeuf said his client's appeal to the Court of Cassation, France's highest appeals court, would not be heard before September. Extradition procedures have been suspended.
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March 30, 2001 | ROBERT L. JACKSON and JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police in France seized a man Thursday who is suspected in the 1998 sniper slaying of an upstate New York doctor who performed abortions, ending an international manhunt aided by e-mail traffic and wiretapped conversations among friends, the FBI said Thursday.
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November 12, 1998 | From Associated Press
An anti-abortion activist sought as a witness in the sniper killing of an abortion provider near Buffalo, N.Y., has been spotted in at least two locations in New Jersey, the FBI said Wednesday. James Charles Kopp now looks different from photographs distributed by authorities, FBI Special Agent Monica M. Patton said. "He is wearing a bushier beard, and he also has gained approximately 10 to 15 pounds," said Patton, a spokeswoman for the FBI office in Newark.
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November 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
An anti-abortion extremist with a decade-long history of arrests for disrupting women's clinics around the country is being sought for questioning in the sniper death last month of a Buffalo abortion doctor, investigators said Wednesday. Police are looking for James Charles Kopp, 44, whose nickname among anti-abortion radicals is "Atomic Dog" and who has spent time in jails in New York, Georgia, West Virginia and Vermont for blockading abortion clinics.
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