Suspect in clinic vandalism pleads not guilty
A Kalispell man accused of vandalizing All Families Health Care in the Flathead pleaded not guilty to four felonies Thursday.
People packed the courtroom. Clinic owner Susan Cahill was in the crowd. Her clinic provided abortion and health services.
The vandalism spree, in early March, destroyed the inside of her clinic.
If convicted, Zachary Klundt faces a maximum of 60 years and a $200,000 fine.
After the hearing, Susan Cahill talked with us.
"It Feels like I'm being wrapped in caring and support, which I didn't after seeing my clinic destroyed. but also for the community to know that there are good loving people here for each other. That's what I always thought this community was,” said Cahill.
Klundt is accused of burglary, criminal mischief, theft and attempted burglary.
Cahill says she is taking the summer off and does not know when, or if, she will reopen the clinic. The case is set to go to trial September 8.
Klundt is being held in the jail on $100,000 bail.