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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Abortion Doctor Slain

PENSACOLA, Florida () -- A shotgun-wielding former minister has killed a doctor in a bulletproof vest and his escort outside an abortion clinic in the second such deadly attack in Pensacola in 17 months, police said. Another person was wounded.


Paul Hill, 40, who openly advocated violence as a divinely sanctioned means of stopping abortions, was seized by police within minutes of the slaying Friday at the Ladies Center for Abortion.


His victims were Dr. John Bayard Britton, 69, and James Herman Barrett, 74, who provided protection for the doctor. Barrett's wife, June, 68, was wounded in the attack.


Hill is a former minister with the Presbyterian Church in America and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.