But lawyers for Tiller said in court documents that abortion records related to the case had been mailed to Kline’s new home in Virginia. That, they alleged, constituted a further demonstration of “outrageous” prosecutorial conduct by Kline, who, as Kansas Attorney General, first initiated the investigation of the Wichita clinic operator.
Tiller faces 19 criminal counts alleging violations of Kansas abortion law in Sedgwick County District Court. Judge Clark Owens is expected to rule soon on motions by Tiller’s lawyers that evidence be suppressed or the case dismissed. If the judge denies the motions, a trial is expected to begin March 16.
Caleb Stegall, a lawyer who has represented Kline in the past, said Kline had not requested the records and that a misunderstanding led to their mailing.
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