Topic: Scott Roeder
Scott Roeder argued that killing Dr. George Tiller was necessary to prevent future abortions. A manslaughter verdict would have brought a much lesser sentence, but the jury quickly convicted him of murder – which brings a life sentence.
01/29/2010 07:25 pm
The trial of a man charged with killing an abortion doctor in Kansas opened Friday on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling on abortion rights. A precedent could be set if the defendant is allowed to argue he believed deadly force was needed to save the lives of unborn children.
01/22/2010 06:52 pm
Scott Roeder insists he was justified in killing an abortion doctor because it prevented more abortions. His lawyers argue they should be allowed to use the so-called necessity defense. Jury selection is expected to take place this week.
01/11/2010 08:11 pm
Prosecute violent criminals for their actions, not their ideas.
07/10/2009 01:00 am
The attack, which killed one, is the third fatal shooting by an extremist in 10 days.
06/11/2009 01:00 am
In 1996, a Kansan with the same name was arrested with bombmaking materials in his car trunk.
06/02/2009 01:00 am