Slain Pro-Life Protester to Receive Public Memorial in Michigan

September 16, 2009 - 11:21 AM
Family and fellow anti-abortion activists are expected to gather at a prep football stadium to honor a Michigan man who was shot to death while protesting abortion.
Owosso, Mich. (AP) - Family and fellow anti-abortion activists are expected to gather at a prep football stadium to honor a Michigan man who was shot to death while protesting abortion.
 
It's not clear how many people will attend Wednesday's memorial for 63-year-old James Pouillon (POO-yan). But school district officials in the Michigan town of Owosso are allowing his family to hold the memorial at Willman Field in case there is a large crowd.
 
Police say Pouillon was the first of two people fatally shot Friday by a 33-year-old truck driver. At the time of the shooting, Pouillon was standing across from Owosso High School holding a sign that had a picture of an aborted fetus.
 
Owosso is located about 70 miles northwest of Detroit.