MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Marshfield man accused of planning to kill doctors at a Madison abortion clinic will go on trial Wednesday in Dane County.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that a jury of nine women and five men was picked Tuesday to hear Ralph Lang's trial. The 65-year-old man is charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide. Lang was arrested in May 2010 after his gun accidentally fired in a Madison motel room. No one was hurt.
Prosecutors say Lang told investigators he planned to go to the Planned Parenthood clinic to kill the abortion provider.
Lang also faces a federal charge of attempting to injure people participating in a federally funded program. His attorneys argue that charge should be tossed because the federal funds Planned Parenthood receives can't be used for abortions.
- Holmen man sentenced to life for murder of girlfriend
- Wisconsin DOJ, feds, police set up Drug Take Back Day
- Wisconsin judge hears challenge to homemade bakery ban
- Teen who stabbed classmate was punched by victim
- Herberger's to move into former Macy's location at Valley View Mall
- Hate crime lawsuit settled in northern Iowa
- Milwaukee Bucks settle lawsuit over cheerleader pay
- Holmen man in custody after armed robbery and 5-hour standoff
- Crews search Mississippi River for missing U of M student
- Man convicted of attempted murder faces trial in second case