Scott Roeder, Slayer of Abortion Doctor George Tiller, Quickly Found Guilty of Murder

Scott Roeder didn't deny killing Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller in May of last year, and in fact said he believed that by killing Tiller he had rescued innumerable fetuses from the abortionist's hands. This novel defense apparently swayed the jury, which today took 37 minutes to convict him of first degree murder.

Roeder was also found guilty of two counts of aggravated assault for threatening pursuers after the slaying. He will be sentenced on March 9th; a sentence of at least 50 years is expected.


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