Convicted Murderer James Kopp Sent to Prison
July 25, 2007
Anti-abortion extremist James Kopp is serving his life sentence for the 1998 murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian in a Pennsylvania high-security prison 170 miles west of Philadelphia.
Kopp was already serving a 25 year-to-life state sentence for the murder when a federal jury found him guilty of violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and using a firearm in a violent crime. In June, Kopp was sentenced to a life term without parole. Kopp had asked to serve his sentence in New York State, but U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara rejected his request.