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A Christian fundamentalist described by prosecutors as an 'assassin' was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for the fatal shooting of an abortion doctor, Reuter reports from Pensacola, Florida. Michael Griffin, 32, showed no emotion when the jury returned its verdict after deliberating less than three hours. He was found guilty of shooting David Gunn as the doctor arrived for work at a Pensacola clinic during an anti-abortion demonstration in March last year.