Murder Trial For Abortion Doctor Set For June In MD
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ELKTON, Md. (CBS-WNEW/AP) — A trial date has been scheduled for a New Jersey doctor charged with murder for providing late-term abortions in Maryland.
The Cecil Whig reports that 55-year-old Dr. Steven Chase Brigham’s case will be heard from June 6-15 in Cecil County Circuit Court in Elkton.
Brigham, of Voorhees, N.J., and Dr. Nicola Riley of Salt Lake City, Utah, were indicted under a Maryland law that allows murder charges to be brought in the death of a viable fetus.
Brigham faces five counts each of first and second-degree murder as well as conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Riley faces one count each of the same charges.
A pre-trial motion hearing has been scheduled for May 4.
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