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The MichiganDaly
Vol. XCI, No. 7-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, May 14, 1981 Twenty Pages


POPE JOHN PAUL II is helped by aides after being shot yesterday. A Turkish terrorist
was accused and arrested by police.
Hea ringheld
for Kelly' trialI

From AP and UPI
removed part of Pope John
Paul's intestines in a "suc-
cessful" four-hour operation
yesterday following an attempt
on the pontiff's life. A fugitive
Turkish terrorist shot and woun-
ded the Pope yesterday in a close-
range assassination attempt
before 10,000 people in St. Peter's
"The main risk now is infec-
tion," the spokesman said. "But
the risk is limited because he is a
healthy man."
"THE PATIENT came through
the operation in a satisfying
manner. The prognosisremains
strictly guarded in part because
of risks deriving from post-
operative infection," the Vatican
press release said.
Earlier, the director of the
surgery unit at the Gemelli
Policlinico hospital, Professor
Giancarlo Castiglioni, had ter-
med the operation "successful"
and told reporters, "The pope
was very lucky." -
As John Paul II beamed and
waved to the crowd packed
yesterday in the sunlit square,
shots were fired and the pope
slumped in his white jeep, wit-
nesses said. Blood stained his
white garments and horrified

witnesses cried, "Oh no! Oh
no! " Police quickly took into
custody a man identified as a
Turkish right-wing terrorist who
had vowed to kill the pope. He
told them he "couldn't care less
about life."
THE GUNMAN'S bullets also
wounded two women in the
crowd, one of them American.
Witnesses tackled the gunman
and police identified him as
Mehmet Ali Agca, 24, a convicted
murderer who publicly vowed in
the past to kill the pope. Vatican
guards prevented a lynch mob
from seizing the suspect.
Agca, a member of an extreme
right-wing group who escaped in
1979 from a prison in Istanbul,
Turkey and was sentenced to
death in absentia for murdering a
newspaper editor.
TURKISH police said that
while he was on the loose, Agca
had vowed to1kill John Paul
during the pope's visit to Turkey
in 1979.
Turkey's ambassador to the
United States, Sukru Elekdag,
said Turkish police have standing
orders "to shoot him (Agca) on
Rome doctors offered a "guar-
ded" but optimistic view of the
pope's condition following two
sessions of surgery.
See POPE'S, Page6

Leo Kelly Jr., the defendant in last month's
murders of two University students, will un-
dergo extensive psychiatric examinations to
determine his mental competency to stand
University law professors discuss
the complexities of a "not guilty by
reason of insanity" plea. See Story,
Page 3.
trial, an Ann Arbor district court ruled
Judge S.J. Elden of the 15th District Court
signed an order at yesterday's preliminary
hearing allowing the 22-year-old peychology
major to be examined by independent
psychiatrist Dr. Emmanuel Tanay and a
team of state psychiatrists.
TANAY WAS BROUGHT on to the case by
Kelly's lawyer, William Waterman, who said
Tanay's abilities will provide his client with
"the benefit of the best medical

Tanay's examination will take place at the
State Center for Forensic Psychiatry in Yp-
silanti, complying with Waterman's wishes
that they be held someplace other than the
Washtenaw County Jail, where Kelly is
currently being held without bond.
Elden agreed to postpone the pre-trial
examination, which was originally scheduled
for yesterday, until June 17 to allow time for
the tests.
the best psychiatrist available. "His eminen-
ce speaks for itself." As for location, the at-
torney feels that anyplace is better for the
examinations than the county jail. He
originally wanted Kelly's examination to be
held in Tanay's downtown Detroit office.
Prosecuting Attorney William Delhey
questioned the necessity of transporting Kelly
across county lines. Delhey said he wascon-
cerned about Kelly's personal safety as well
as the slim chance of escape.
As a compromise, Elden suggested the
Forensic Center as "a comfortable place for
the examinations."
KELLY HAS BEEN accused of murdering
two Bursley students after opening fire with a
See COURT, Page 1

Geography report released
The University Executive Committee formally recommen-
ded that the Geography department be discontinued in a
report released to faculty members Tuesday. For coverage of
the report's comments and faculty members' and students'
reaction, see story, Page 3.

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