James Kopp, serving a life sentence for killing a U.S. doctor who performed abortions, will not face charges in the attempted murder of an Ancaster physician, the OPP say.
"Following consultation with the Hamilton Crown Attorney's office on the evidence relating to the attempted murder of Dr. Hugh Short, the Ontario Provincial Police and Hamilton Police Service joint investigation team has decided not to proceed with charges at this time," according to a press release.
Short was shot and wounded by a sniper in his Ancaster home in November 1995.
Check out Kopp's story and Canadian links.
Meanwhile, Kopp continues to be the main suspect in three non-fatal shootings of Canadian doctors: Dr. Garson Romalis in Vancouver (1994), Dr. Hugh Short in Hamilton (1995), and Dr. Jack Fainman in Winnipeg (1997). He was charged in the Hamilton shooting after DNA evidence was found at the scene that matched Kopp's hairs. Kopp is also a suspect in a fourth non-fatal shooting in Rochester, New York—Dr. David Gandell (1997). All five victims, including Dr. Slepian, were shot through a window of their home by a sniper hiding behind the house, armed with an assault rifle.
The cops have Kopp's DNA from the Ancaster scene? And they're not pursuing the case? WTF?
Sure, I understand that Kopp will die in prison in the US, but he likely shot three Canadian doctors. And we don't seem to care about proving this? Finding out who helped him in Canada?
Me, I wanna know who Kopp was palling around with in Canada.