Jury to Hear Case of Anti-choice Activist’s Threat to Dr. Mila Means

It will be up to a jury to decide whether anti-choice “activist” Angel Dillard’s letter to Dr. Mila Means, a former abortion provider in Kansas, was in fact a “true threat.”

Via the Associated Press:

U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten granted the government’s belated request for a jury trial against Angel Dillard. The Valley Center woman had wanted a judge, rather than a jury, to decide her case, arguing it will be difficult for jurors to set aside strong feelings about her association with Dr. George Tiller‘s murderer.

The judge said that the parties have ample time to prepare for the Feb. 5 trial.

“No strong or compelling reason exists to justify removing from the hands of the jury the resolution of the facts of this case,” Marten wrote in his decision.

Dillard is claiming that she is innocent of threatening Means because her letter telling Means she would need to “check under her car” wasn’t intended to suggest that Dillard would place explosives there, just “someone.”

Dillard has also argued that she cannot be held responsible for her letter because God made her write it.

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  • arachne646

    With legal acumen like that, and the kind of calm charisma she shows in the photo, she’ll move the jury to a sure acquittal ;)

  • give-em-hell-mary

    Perhaps, fetal idolators like Dillard deserve to experience life-, looks- and love life-threatening deadly pregnancies themselves and have their embarrassing medical records made public to get a clue.

  • crowepps

    “Angel Dillard believed she was inspired by God to send a letter to Dr. Means in an attempt to convince her not to pursue her plan to abort babies in Wichita,” attorney Donald McKinney said. “Angel Dillard wrote the letter quickly, in a matter of minutes, and believed that her message was divinely inspired.”

    The next step,of course, is to insist that placing the bomb was divinely inspired — if this women isn’t actually guilty of terrorism, she’s surely suffering from delusions and should be monitored so she doesn’t harm others.