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  Authorities: Abortion doctors charged with murder
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ContributorThomas Walker 
Last EditedThomas Walker  Dec 30, 2011 04:18pm
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MediaWebsite - Yahoo News
News DateFriday, December 30, 2011 10:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON (AP) — Two out-of-state doctors who traveled to Maryland to perform late-term abortions have been arrested and charged with multiple counts of murder, an unusual use of a law that allows for murder charges in the death of a viable fetus.

Dr. Steven Brigham, of Voorhees, N.J., was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Camden County jail, according to police in Elkton, Md. Authorities also arrested Dr. Nicola Riley in Salt Lake City and she is in jail in Utah. Each is awaiting an extradition hearing.

The two doctors were indicted by a grand jury after a 16-month investigation, police said.
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