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Defendant testifies he killed US abortion doctor

 Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, talks on the phone outside the Sedgwick County Courthouse Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010...
 Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, left, demonstrates outside the Sedgwick County Courthouse Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010...
 Scott Roeder, right, talks with his attorney while ballistics expert Gary Miller, unseen, testifies during Roeder's trial in Wichita, Kan, on Wednesd...
 Ballistics expert Gary Miller testifies during Scott Roeder's trial on Wednesday Jan. 27, 2010 in Wichita, Kan. Roeder is accused of killing Kansas a...
 Jeanne Tiller looks down during the showing of husband Dr. George Tiller's autopsy photographs during the trial of Scott Roeder, Wednesday, Jan. 27, ...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, talks on the phone outside the Sedgwick County Courthouse Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, left, demonstrates outside the Sedgwick County Courthouse Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Scott Roeder, right, talks with his attorney while ballistics expert Gary Miller, unseen, testifies during Roeder's trial in Wichita, Kan, on Wednesd...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Ballistics expert Gary Miller testifies during Scott Roeder's trial on Wednesday Jan. 27, 2010 in Wichita, Kan. Roeder is accused of killing Kansas a...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Jeanne Tiller looks down during the showing of husband Dr. George Tiller's autopsy photographs during the trial of Scott Roeder, Wednesday, Jan. 27, ...

The man accused of murdering a prominent abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has testified at his trial that he did fatally shoot the doctor.
Scott Roeder testified Thursday that he killed Tiller in the foyer of Tiller's Wichita church on May 31. Tiller was one of only a few late-term abortion providers in the U.S.
The 51-year-old Roeder also said he believes abortion is murder.
Roeder took the stand just after District Judge Warren Wilbert barred Kansas' anti-abortion crusading former attorney general Phill Kline from testifying.
Roeder has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the case.
The defense wants to show that Roeder was relying on Kline's belief that Tiller was breaking the law _ a potential step toward a lesser manslaughter conviction.


Updated : 2021-03-07 17:42 GMT+08:00