WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A judge has sentenced an anti-abortion
zealot convicted of murdering a prominent Kansas abortion doctor to
life in prison with the possibility of parole after 50 years.
Scott Roeder (ROH-der) faced a mandatory life prison term for
gunning down Dr. George Tiller in the back of Tiller's Wichita
church last May.
Sedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert could have made
the 52-year-old Roeder eligible for parole after 25 or 50 years. He
gave him the harsher sentence because he said the evidence showed
Roeder stalked Tiller before killing him.
Roeder testified that he killed Tiller because he felt doing so
would protect unborn children.
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