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Dr. Tiller’s Murderer Could Be Out in Five Years

January 10th, 2010, 04:01 am admin Leave a comment Go to comments


In a pretrial hearing Friday, Kansas Judge Warren Wilbert said he might allow the defense to present evidence that Mr. Roeder acted in defense of others — in this case, fetuses — whom he believed to be under imminent threat.

Judge Wilbert also said he was open to the defense presenting evidence that Mr. Roeder might be guilty not of first-degree murder, which carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison, but of the far lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter, which carries a sentence of about five years.

Scott Roeder gunned down Dr. Tiller in cold blood. In church. He’s admitted to it.  And he isn’t the least bit remorseful.

No, I don’t have any regrets because I have been told so far at least four women have changed their minds, that I know of, and have chosen to have the baby,” Roeder said. “So even if one changed her mind it would be worth it. No, I don’t have any regrets.”

But now the judge has decided Roeder should have a chance to prove he was merely defending “preborn children” because he was “compelled” to do so. And what is his evidence?

The defense has subpoenaed former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline, who plans to testify that he reviewed patient medical records and found evidence Dr. Tiller was illegally aborting “viable, unborn children,” a spokesman for Mr. Kline said.

Just one problem with that.

Dr. Tiller was acquitted of related charges in a jury trial two months before his death.

But hey, why let facts get in the way when you’re making excuses for murdering doctors saving lives?  

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