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Tiller Killer gets Hard 50

Scott Roeder is found guilty in the killing of late term abortion Dr. George TillerSedgwick County District Judge Warren Wilbert handed down the HARD 50 sentence to Scott Roeder, 52. Translation, he would serve a minimum mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole for at least 50 years.

“It is no secret George Tiller killed unborn children for a living. I stopped him so he could not kill again,” Roeder said in a statement he read to the court. “It was the most agonizing and most stressful decision I’ve ever had to make.”

Right or wrong, Tiller provided a service that his clients chose. Roeder is a vigilante and had to be stopped. His actions are not justified in a sane world. This guy is a wacko that between him and Fred Phelps give Kansas a name only Basketball can fix.

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Roeder is found Guilty

Scott Roeder Kansas MugshotIt took the jury just 37 minutes to return a guilty verdict for First Degree Murder. Sentencing is March 9, 2010 and the prosecution has stated they will be asking for the HARD 50. The required sentence is Life in Prison with opportunity for parole in 25 years. With a Hard 50 sentence, Roeder would have to serve 50 years before parole eligibility.

Regardless, prison is in his future and absence is in Tiller’s family’s future. What a waste for all involved.

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Roeder – First Degree Murder

After taking the stand at his own trial and admitting to killing George Tiller, the Judge has ruled the lower charges are no longer an option for the jury. First Degree Murder or bust.

Yesterday, Roeder had a chance of facing voluntary manslaughter charges that carried a 5 year sentence. That is no longer an option. Roeder admitted to planning the murder for nearly 10 years. I guess that no longer qualifies as a “heat of the moment” moment…

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