BUFFALO, February 25, 2003 ( – Jury selection in the trial of self-confessed abortionist shooter James C. Kopp will begin next Monday. Erie County Judge Michael L. D’Amico said, “We are picking a jury Monday, we’ll start proof March 17.”  But Kopp attorney Bruce A. Barket still wants state charges against Kopp thrown out, on grounds that France might not have extradited Kopp under current circumstances. Kopp was originally indicted for intentional murder, but after Kopp told reporters he did not intend to kill Dr. Barnett A. Slepian, prosecutors added a new charge of causing Slepian’s death through “depraved indifference to life,” the Buffalo News reports.  Judge D’Amico added, “I’m looking forward to starting on the 17th. I’ve been waiting to try this case since October. No more delays, we’re getting going.”  For local news coverage:


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