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DOCTOR’S KILLER BELIEVES HE’LL GO TO HEAVEN

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Paul Hill has no regrets about killing an abortion doctor and expects to go to heaven when he dies.

"I have great peace and joy in the Lord, in that I have done something that I think the Lord is pleased with," Hill told CBS' Connie Chung in an interview broadcast Thursday.Hill, 40, was facing possible life sentences Friday for violating the new federal law protecting abortion clinics.

Hill also faces the death penalty when he is sentenced Tuesday in state court for murdering Dr. John Bayard Britton and his clinic escort, James Barrett.

"The killing of a person is not intrinsically wrong - if that person deserves death," Hill said. "My actions were to defend the innocent. Therefore, I am certainly guilty of no crimes. As a matter of fact, my actions are honorable."

Hill represented himself at both his state and federal trials.

Asked about the victims' families, Hill, a former minister, told Chung: "If they would acknowledge that the killing of their relatives served justice, then I can offer them my sympathy. But if not, the best way I can show my concern for them is to say to them that they should quit supporting child slaughter."