John Salvi papers
On December 30, 1994, John Salvi opened fire on two abortion clinics in Brookline, Massachusetts. He killed two women receptionists, Lee Ann Nichols and Shanon Lowney, and wounded five others associated with the clinics. Salvi's associations with radical right-wing organizations and theories about a conspiracy against the Catholic Church led him to believe that he was fighting an "abortion Holocaust." On March 18, 1996, Salvi was found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to two life terms without parole. After serving nine months of his sentence, John Salvi was found dead in his cell. Because his death was ruled a suicide, he was cleared of all charges since he was not able to present an appeal to the court.
- Harrison, Marcia Scott (Person)
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- Finding aid for the John Salvi Papers
- Finding aid prepared by Ellen Lassiter
- March 2004
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- Description is in English.