The mother of teenage sniper suspect John Lee Malvo has been ordered deported to Jamaica, an Immigration and Naturalization Service spokesman said Wednesday.
An immigration judge signed the order Tuesday after Una James, 38, dropped battered spouse claims that were part of a petition she made to seek special protection in the United States, INS spokesman Garrison Courtney said.
However, Courtney said a federal judge could block the deportation if another agency _ namely, the Justice Department _ wanted to keep her in the country. James is considered a likely witness in the sniper cases.
Second inmate captured;
abductee still missing
GOSHEN, Ind. _ The second of two escaped inmates suspected of abducting a South Carolina woman during a multistate crime rampage was captured Wednesday in Indiana. The woman's whereabouts was not immediately known.
Chadrick E. Fulks, 25, was being questioned Wednesday. Fulks' brother and a woman were being questioned and agents were checking a car and home for clues. FBI Agent Tom VanWormer said it was not immediately clear if authorities were any closer to finding Alice Donovan, 44.
Paper: Jailed militant says
he killed abortion doctor
AMHERST, N.Y. _ An antiabortion extremist awaiting trial on charges of murdering an abortion doctor admitted carrying out the sniper attack but said he meant only to wound the man and "the bullet took a crazy ricochet."
"The truth is not that I regret shooting Dr. Slepian. I regret that he died," James Kopp, a militant known as "Atomic Dog" in antiabortion circles, said in a jailhouse interview in Wednesday's Buffalo News. "I aimed at his shoulder."
Kopp, 47, said he shot Dr. Barnett Slepian with a rifle on Oct. 23, 1998, because of his outrage over abortions.