The frustrating search for an attorney for Michael F. Griffin, the man charged with killing an abortion doctor, ended with his hiring of Clearwater defense lawyer Patrick Doherty.Who is Mike Griffin? Here's what Wikipedia says:
The lawyer helping Griffin with his search said he was inundated with faxes, letters and phone calls from publicity-seeking lawyers across the state after he announced in court last week that Griffin still had not found a lawyer.
Doherty agreed to take the Pensacola anti-abortion protester's case after a 3-hour meeting with Griffin and [Joe] Scarborough on Saturday.
I think Doucheborough has some explaining to do, no?
The then 31-year-old Griffin waited outside Gunn's clinic and shot him three times in the back. He is reported to have yelled "Don't kill any more babies," just before the shooting. Griffin did not attempt to hide his involvement in the murder, telling police, "We need an ambulance."A jury deliberated three hours before finding him guilty on March 4, 1994. He was sentenced to life in prison. He is currently serving in Okaloosa Correctional Institution in Crestview, Florida. The murder was one of the justifications for the federal Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act.