Wichita An abortion opponent accused of sending a threatening letter to a Wichita doctor who was training to offer abortions wants a judge, not a jury, to decide her case.
Angel Dillard filed a motion Friday in federal court in Kansas opposing a government request for a jury trial. The Justice Department sued Dillard under a law aimed at protecting access to abortion services.
The Valley Center woman told Dr. Mila Means in a letter last year that the doctor would have to check under her car every day for explosives.
No abortions have been openly done in Wichita since Dr. George Tiller was killed by an abortion opponent.
Dillard argued her association with Tiller's murderer would prejudice some jurors and a judge would be able to set aside personal feelings.