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February-07-96

Salvi Attempting To Prove Mental Instablity -- Throws Tantrum in Court

In an attempt to prove his insanity plea, Brookline shooter John Slavi, struggled and shouted while throwing over a table during his trial on Wednesday. He shouted for his right to speak with the press, declaring, This is unconstitutional. . . I have the right to speak to the people."

Even Judge Barbara Dortch-Okara noted that, Mr. Salvi is obviously playing to the camera."

Salvi is being tried for the murder of two women and the wounding of five other people during a shooting spree at two Boston area abortion clinics in December of 1994.

Media Resources: Reuters - February 7, 1996