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Accused killer says he shot pro-life activist because of abortion stand

Catholic World News - March 11, 2010

The man accused of gunning down a pro-life activist in Michigan has told a jury that he shot the man, James Pouillon, because he was disturbed by Pouillon's graphic signs depicting the victims of abortions.

The accused gunman, Harlan Drake, said that he decided to kill Pouillon after shooting a local businessman with whom he had quarreled. He testified that he reasoned: "I just shot one person. I might as well shoot anybody else that I think might deserve to be shot that day."

Drake said that he feels no remorse for the killings, and told the court that he deserved to be sentenced to death for his crimes.

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