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Scott Roeder convicted of 1st-degree murder

Scott Roeder, the man who murdered Dr. George Tiller on May 31st, has been convicted of first degree murder and faces a life sentence with the possibility of parole after twenty-five years. According to the article, Roeder’s attorneys wanted him to receive a lesser conviction of voluntary manslaughter, but the judge wouldn’t allow it.

I think, in this case, the judge was right in doing so. The murder was pre-meditated, evidently to the point of obsession. From the article…

In his testimony, Roeder told jurors he had considered elaborate schemes to stop the doctor, including chopping off his hands, crashing a car into him or sneaking into his home to kill him.

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But in the end, Roeder told the jury, the easiest way was to walk into Tiller’s church, put a gun to the man’s forehead and pull the trigger.

Testifying as the lone defense witness at his trial, Roeder calmly explained what he admitted publicly months ago — that he killed Tiller to save the lives of unborn children.

Roeder is a psychopath and deserves his sentence.

One Comment

  1. Angie says:

    Thank goodness there’s still SOME sanity in the world! Lock up Roeder and throw away the key!

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