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Man convicted of murdering US abortion provider

 Scott Roeder, accused of murdering prominent Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller,  testifies at his trial on Thursday Jan. 28, 2010 in Wichita...
 Scott Roeder, accused of murdering prominent Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, listens while the judge speaks at his trial on Thursday Jan....
 Scott Roeder swears an oath before testifying in his own defense at his first-degree murder trial on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Wichita, Kan. Roeder,...
 Scott Roeder confers with his attorney during this first-degree murder trial on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Wichita, Kan. Roeder, a man accused of mur...
 Attorney Steve Osburn makes the defense's opening arguments to the jury before the defense portion of Scott Roeder's first-degree murder trial on Thu...
 Pro-life activist Randall Terry sits in the public gallery during Scott Roeder's murder trial on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Wichita, Kan. Roeder, a m...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Scott Roeder, accused of murdering prominent Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, testifies at his trial on Thursday Jan. 28, 2010 in Wichita...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Scott Roeder, accused of murdering prominent Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, listens while the judge speaks at his trial on Thursday Jan....

Abortion Shooting Trial

Scott Roeder swears an oath before testifying in his own defense at his first-degree murder trial on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Wichita, Kan. Roeder,...

APTOPIX Abortion Shooting Trial

Scott Roeder confers with his attorney during this first-degree murder trial on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Wichita, Kan. Roeder, a man accused of mur...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Attorney Steve Osburn makes the defense's opening arguments to the jury before the defense portion of Scott Roeder's first-degree murder trial on Thu...

Abortion Shooting Trial

Pro-life activist Randall Terry sits in the public gallery during Scott Roeder's murder trial on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Wichita, Kan. Roeder, a m...

A man who says he killed a prominent abortion provider to protect unborn children has been convicted of murdering the doctor.
A jury deliberated for 37 minutes Friday before finding Scott Roeder guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder. The 51-year-old Kansas City, Missouri, man faces a mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole after 25 years.
Roeder testified that he shot Dr. George Tiller in the head May 31 in the foyer of Tiller's church in Wichita because he believed the doctor posed an "immediate danger" to unborn children.
His attorneys were hoping to get a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter for Roeder, but the judge ruled that the jury could not consider such a verdict.
Tiller was one of the few doctors in the U.S. to provide late-term abortions.


Updated : 2021-06-16 09:55 GMT+08:00